Can chickens get deer ticks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mauka, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Mauka

    Mauka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May be a silly question, but I'd like to know.
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes. They are bugs and chickens will eat them for sure. I have never "fed" them to my chickens, as we find them on us that is, but I am
    positive they eat them. Idk if they are bad for them, but the number of ticks we had here have diminished greatly since I got my chickens and let them free range. I wouldn't think they would hurt chickens though.
     
  3. Mauka

    Mauka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops, I meant if they can get them like my dog gets them. I didn't think deer ticks go after chickens.
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had my chickens over 2years now and have never found a tick on any of them. Not to say that it's impossible, but I have never seen it. I do have a lot of chickens, but we hold them on a daily basis[​IMG]
     
  5. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never found a tick on my chickens, but I have found a tick on one of my geese, so I'd say it's possible.
     
  6. Ilovefarming

    Ilovefarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do know that chickens will eat deer ticks.... that is a good way to keep ticks out of the yard! :)
     

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