Ok bear with me here...My husbands grandmother used to offer some scratch with vodka to the chickens who escaped the coop. They would drink it and fall asleep, then she could pick them up and carry them back to the coop... We currently have a terrible case of scaly leg mites (first time owner. we bought an established flock and didn't realize that the legs we're supposed to look that way so they've had them for about a year Poor things, I feel terrible! ). We are now applying olive oil to the legs and I've cleaned out the coop. My question is if anyone has any objections to using the vodka to make them sleepy? It would be much easier to scrub their legs without causing them stress if they we're sleeping! They are buff Orpington and our roo is quite gentle but he's almost 3 feet tall and he doesn't appreciate when we have to chase the ladies down for treatment (I'd ideally take them off the roost at night but being summer they don't head inside till after 9pm, at which time I don't have any help and a baby sleeping on me:/) Questions? Thoughts? Concerns? Any help appreciated!