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EVER HEARD OF USING ADAMS FLEA/TICK SPRAY ON CHICKENS?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deidreschultz, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken who has scaly leg mites. I've been doing Nu Stock since Thanksgiving and still having issues. Guy @ the feed store told me he had a fungal infection so I have not sprayed or done anything to treat house or coop. Possibly why we are still having issues. He's the only one I see w/ a problem. He is a feather leg, but I also have 4 other feather legs. I can't see the mites singling him out. Anyway I did change 90 % of shavings & I sprinkled DE in house last wknd just to clean. I starting research leg mites, and this guy posted he sprays his chickens head to toe every 3 months w/ Adams flea & tick w/ IGR to prevent both leg & body mites. Is this safe to use on chickens? Thanks
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    A very easy and effective treatment for leg mites is Vaseline.
     
  3. FenikT

    FenikT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Concur w/ the vasoline treatment (just be sure to repeat application daily until improvement noted).

    I would think Adams w/ Precor IGR would be an effective occasional treatment on both birds and in the coop's nooks & crannies, however be sure the spray you are using (or plan to) is for animal use and is not a "premise" spray (home use).

    I'm a bit leery of long-term or frequent pyrethrin-based (synthetic) products (just my preference). I prefer pyrethrum-based (natural) products for use on birds themselves, such as Microcare Aerosol, http://www.pestmall.com/microcare-can-be-used-in-sensitive-areas.html.

    Nu Stock would be a good choice if you were dealing w/ an skin-type fungal infection since it contains ~73% sulfur as an active ingredient. Not sure how effective it is against leg mites (although mineral oil in it serves to suffocate mites as petrol jelly does). I think vasoline is defintely cheaper, especially if you're dealing w/ multiple birds. If you're treating one for leg mites, its probable the others may have it and treatment would not hurt (if your flock is a manageable size).
     
  4. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was originally told that it was a fungal infection. We have been faithfully using Nu Stock since the day b4 thanksgiving. But in all fairness to Nu Stock didn't know it was slm until a day or so ago, so we didn't do anything to get them out of the house.
     
  5. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go with the vaseline treatment also! Worked for my hens when I first got them. I hear vegetable oil works also. Dip their feet in the oil. It just makes a mess, especially on a feather leg, but apparently it works.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Vaseline I hear is good. I've dusted legs with Sevin. And I've done Ivomec Eprinex drops on the neck.
     
  7. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your picture. So cute. thanks for your post
     
  8. deidreschultz

    deidreschultz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is Ivomec Eprinex? Never heard of it before.
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

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    This is off of a site that sells it.

    The broadest-spectrum parasite control product available. Only EPRINEX[​IMG] kills 42 species and stages of internal and external parasites, including roundworms, lungworms, grubs, mange mites, horn flies, and biting and sucking lice. Backed by Merial's Satisfaction Guarantee! EPRINEX[​IMG] is weatherproof and has no meat withdrawal or milk withholding. Apply along back at 5 mL per 100 lb body weight. Measuring cap makes dosing quick, easy, and accurate. Applicator needed for 2.5, 5, and 20 L ONLY.
     

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