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Chickens and Ticks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickaroo!, May 4, 2008.

  1. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2007
    Do chickens eat ticks? And can chickens get ticks? I've seen two on one of my dogs that since yesterday!
  2. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    There might be ticks on some of your chicks but there ain't no ticks on me! My chickens eat ticks I think-they don't get any!
  3. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2007
  4. from everything I have read chickens eat ticks, but they say guineas are better,My dogs wander in the hills so we have to check them daily for ticks. My gd went to the dr for a heart scan, and they found one on her, she was so embarrassed that she almost cried.[​IMG]
  5. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    N. California
    If they can find a tick, they will eat them!

    I've never seen one on mine, though I know that birds do harbor them. Maybe it's all the dust baths?

    Sundance, we comb our dogs for them too, with a flea comb. I feel so sorry for your dgd.
  6. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2007
    Thanks everyone! I feel better now and will not worry about my chickens getting ticks.
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    They do eat them, My Roo has actually got on a deer after my husband shot it and started picking them off.
  8. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
  9. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    chickens an guiens will eat alot of ticks.the guins are great tick eaters.
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Quote:Deer Chickens!!! Best thing since Deer Hounds!

    You should have taken a picture!! LOL The great Deer Hunting Rooster.



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