I live out in the country on 31 acres, mostly woods, bout two acres cleared/mowed. I've had a tick problem for years, some summers are better or worse depending on how you look at it. I use Diasenion(spelling?) granuals broadcast to help keep them at bay. Some times the broadcast keeps them at bay for a couple of weeks or more. I chose to get chickens to help control the ticks and have the eggs as a bonus plus general bug control. My girls free roam my property and have good pickins on available food. Now the question...can i continue to broadcast without harm to my girls? Or should I keep them couped up in their coop/run for a couple of days till the Diasenion become inert, then go back to normal. They do eat the ticks I think, but if I don't do something in the next few weeks I'm going to be in trouble and the last thing I want is to hurt my girls. Any suggestions will be greatly appriciated.