New to chickens - best breeds for tick control?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TheHomesteadery, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. TheHomesteadery

    TheHomesteadery New Egg

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    Hi! We just bought a smallish farm with a big field and tons of ticks. We want to have chickens for the eggs but I'm also wondering if some breeds are better than others for tick control. I don't really want to get guinea hens because I read that they can wander pretty far and I don't know if our neighbors would really appreciate that.

    Any help is appreciated, thank you!!

    Sara
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Guineas are really best. But gamefowl (Americans specifically) are the best foragers you can get.
     
  3. TheHomesteadery

    TheHomesteadery New Egg

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    Thank you!
     

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