Okay, so my 2 Silver Spangled Hamburgs were free ranging today and decided they like the pine tree near the coop. I hit a few branches to scare them down and I obviously knocked a few ticks out of the tree and onto me. I found 2 before I finally took shower # 2 today. Well, I got out of the shower and I was checking the couch just in case there were any there and the electricity goes out. This was totally NOT funny. ALthough the hubby thought it was. All I know is that I HATE ticks, more than any other bug out there. I thought I hated spiders more, until today. Now I have to check my cuties in the A.M. Anyway, can chickens get sick from ticks?? I will obviously have to remove any I find, But if 2 landed on me, then chances are they have some too.