Originally Posted by aart
They are notoriously hard to 'home' to a place....can take weeks of confinement to home them.
I think that chickens would eat as many ticks as guineas and they are much easier to 'keep' close where they will do the most good.
I have about 30 chickens that free range by the house and keep those ticks down- I'm actually wanting something that will venture a little (we have quite a bit of forested land) and eat some of the ticks further out. My dogs run the whole platte all day then come home covered in ticks and drag them into the house. The kids bring them home too, all in their shoes and covering their clothes. We have a humongous coop so confining them for an extended period wouldn't be too hard...
Thank you for all your input!! Greatly appreciated 😁