DE and ticks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5chicks4us, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. 5chicks4us

    5chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that chickens can eat ticks, but I think our problem is more than what four 4 week old chicks can handle. We can barely walk in our backyard without getting a tick on us. The grass is kept low, but we border up against an overgrown area that borders a field. Since the farmer sprays pesticides, I would like to keep the overgrown area to prevent too much from blowing into our yard/garden area.

    So I'm wondering if food grade DE sprinkled on the lawn would help kill the ticks. It'll be okay for the chickens, the dog, and us, I know. I'm wondering if just sprinkling it on the lawn will help kill these disgusting bugs. I'm sick of picking them off of us and my kids are terrified of them.
     

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