Scaley leg mites and Adams Flea and Tick Plus

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scooter147, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a scaley leg mite problem for a couple years now and I have tried everything. I have tried the sprays and dipped and dunked their feet into more sticky stuff then Carter's got pills and with the dipping and dunking I usually ended up with more feathers stuck on me then the chickens especially with vaseline. [​IMG] I found nothing that really worked UNTIL someone on this forum told me to use Adams Flea and Tick Plus. It has been a little over a month since I gave them two applications one week apart of the stuff. I also sprayed their roosts with it. Well the improvement in their legs and feet is amazing!! They still don't look like normal legs and feet (don't know that they every will) but they look so much better and I don't see the chickens standing around itching their legs and feet with their beaks.
    I don't know who recommended it but I thank you and more important my chickens thank you.

    So if you have scaley leg mites in your flock this stuff did a great job for me and I plan on continuely using it.
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great tip- thanks![​IMG]
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using the spray and apply directly to the chickens legs and feet. I also sprayed their roosts twice as well. I did not dilute it.

    Mediazeal the link you have is the exact stuff I used. I actually got mine through Amazon.com and got it a couple dollars cheaper even with shipping costs then what I could buy it for at Petsmart.

    It appears to be a godsend, I wish I had before pictures of a couple of my hens legs and feet and the now pictures. The hens I speak of where only a year old and they had the mites BAD and other hens I have showed no sign at all. (but I sprayed them all) Go figure.
     
  5. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terrific, thanks for sharing. I hope my chickens never have mites, etc. but I'm really glad to know what to do if they do.
     

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