Last year was horrendous around here as far as mosquitoes go (midwest flooding). We spent most of the summer not even wanting to go outside because they were so bad. I've gotten a few bites already this season, so I'm expecting them to be worse than normal again this year. So I'm wondering if having my new chickens around this summer will put a dent in the mosquito population. Obviously, they'll only have whatever flies into their coop and run, but does anyone notice a reduction in the mosquito problem after getting chickens? Conversely, will I be providing a buffet of chicken blood for the skeeters, or do their feathers keep the mosquitoes from being able to bite? I'm just curious to see if the chickens effect things one way or the other.