I am planning on getting chicks very soon, probably in a couple of days. I have recently moved to a house on a very large chunk of forested land, with a grassy front yard, and lone star ticks are EVERYWHERE It turns out this is one of the worst years for tick issues, and locals say it is the most they have seen here for a while. I am wondering that once my chicks are full grown, and if I let them free range, if they will have some impact on the tick population. If it matters, my chickens will only be free ranging during the day due to the large predator population in my area. I am also concerned that my future flock will have a tick problem, and I don't want to end up in a risk versus reward situation. Thanks for any replies in advance!