Hi! My 14 chicks (6 weeks old) will be moving outside tomorrow. I have been concerned about insects and have not been able to find much info about this. Here is what I understand so far: chicks and chickens enjoy eating various insects. O.K., that said, here are a bunch of my newbie concerns and questions: Are there insects that will cause danger to my chicks? The area where their pen is has a lot of mosquitoes and ticks (they hide out in the tall running bamboo in the corner of the yard: two sides of the pen). I imagine chicks can eat ticks (we believe the tick problem is related to the many birds that roost and nest in the bamboo grove), but will they find them on each other or do we need to check them regularly? Being that there are mosquito problems, are the chicks going to be more likely to catch avian flu or any other such disease? Is there anything that we can do to help with this? Today while working on the pen, I found 2 huge beatles, are any large insects poisonous to chickens? Any and all feedback is appreciated Thanks!