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are chickens bothered by ticks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shend, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. shend

    shend Out Of The Brooder

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    Just found the first ever tick on me!!!

    Freaked me out as we have never had a big tick problem here, or so I thought

    Are the chickens bothered by ticks? should I be checking them?
     
  2. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in an area with lots of ticks. Chickens will eat ticks. I have never seen a tick on any of my chickens in my 10+ years of keeping them. That doesn't mean that there haven't been any though.
     
  3. Momaha

    Momaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering this too after reading some posts here. We have ticks and started checking my chicks and yet to find one so thank you shend for posting your expertise.
     

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