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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 Chirping

    Sep 16, 2010
    west michigan
    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 Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    SE PA
    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 Chirping

    Mar 20, 2011
    Sooner Nation WWHQ
    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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