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Do Chickens Carry Ticks?

post #1 of 6
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I have had my chickens for about a week,

And almost every time I go out there I get little bites on my ankles and knees.

Are these ticks, if not is there any other pest the could be doing this?

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post #2 of 6

They very well might have mites.  Ticks you would see far more readily.

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post #3 of 6
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mites, hmm.

couldn't of though of that on my own. Thank you!

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post #4 of 6

If only on your ankles and knees I would think something in the grass or coop/run bedding.

 

Is it in a place you spent time hanging out in prior to having chickens?

More info on your birds and their housing might help ID the biter.

 

What is your climate?

Putting your location in your profile can help folks give better answers/suggestions.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

If only on your ankles and knees I would think something in the grass or coop/run bedding.

 

Is it in a place you spent time hanging out in prior to having chickens?

More info on your birds and their housing might help ID the biter.

 

What is your climate?

Putting your location in your profile can help folks give better answers/suggestions.

Sure!

We live in Texas so it is very hot.

The chickens that we have outside currently are 2 Buff Orps.

We really didn't spend that much time at the location prior to our chickens.

Hope this helped!

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post #6 of 6

I heard y'all have stick tight fleas down there....they can infest chickens, but are around anyway....I think.

I'd ask someone from Texas, they must have a chat thread here.....and add Texas to your profile.;)

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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