Found a tick on my chicken....grrrr

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NicInNC, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2008
    North Carolina
    I thought chickens ATE ticks. We have pine trees surrounding the coop/ run and I know ticks love pine trees. Yesterday as I picked up one of my chickens, I noticed something by her ear. A darn tick. UGH! Not already!

    So, do they eat ticks?
  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    Yea I think so but probably only certain species.[​IMG]
    Anyone else know?
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I would think one of her buddies would have snatched that off and eaten it. Hmmmm. Maybe it had just landed??
  4. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    N E Pennsylvania
    I thought chickens ATE ticks too..... I'd like to know about it too because I found ticks on myself & my kids....I'm pretty sure on my dog too. (She has too much hair....hard to find them on her.) Yeah, not already!!! HATE tick! [​IMG] Noriko.
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009

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