DE and ticks

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

  1. 5chicks4us

    5chicks4us Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    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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