Ducks and ticks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MaineahMidwife, May 2, 2017.

  1. MaineahMidwife

    MaineahMidwife Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2017
    My husband and I are moving this weekend to our first home... It is an amazing place but has one problem... Ticks! We've been looking at getting ducks for a while and think this may be good timing... Any suggestions as to what breed/s do best eating ticks? My parents have Welsh Harlequins and offered ducklings if they have a good hatching this spring but we are open to other breeds as well...
    And though guineas are good tick eaters, my husband can't stand them... And no chickens as I'm allergic to chicken eggs....
    Anyone have experience in this area? Thanks!
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks True BYC Addict

    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    My Coop
    My ducks dont eat ticks. I have mallard derived ducks, Im not sure if muscovy will make a difference
  3. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Is it Spring yet?? Premium Member

    Apr 28, 2015
    Jefferson County, MO
    Sorry, but I don't believe ducks eat ticks. Too bad your husband doesn't like guineas.
  4. Ducks can suffer from tick born disease...:(....Tick fever is one of them..:(...

    Ducks do not eat ticks...Ticks eat Ducks..
  5. MaineahMidwife

    MaineahMidwife Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2017
    I've read that Muscovy ducks will eat ticks... Are they more resistance to tick fever? What are the signs or symptoms and how to treat it?

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