I didn't intend to, though I had thought about it on and off. I have ducks, was going to get some laying chickens then Hal developed an allergy to egg whites (rats!) so I nixed the layers for this year but I decided to order 10 Cornish X's (White Mountain) for meat. However, Sunday I was minding my own business, having walked the dogs through the lovely swamp in this warmer than average weather when I found a TICK!!!! on my thigh! EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Believe it or not, it's the first live tick I've found on me or my dogs since I moved to northern MI in 2000. Needless to say I spent the next few days absentmindedly checking all over and over for ticks. The dogs got prodded and treated, too. So on Monday when I ordered my chicks at Miller Feeds I added 3 guineas to the order. Now I have to figure out where to house them, the chicken coop had been nixed for this year too! I hope they really do eat ticks. And I hope 3 is a good number.