Protect from ticks or let eat them?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by starchicky, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. starchicky

    starchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2013
    So this year I have kept my chickens fenced in about a third of the yard, before they had free range of the whole yard. I realized we have ticks in the yard were the chickens aren't. Should I be protecting my chickens from the ticks somehow or should I let them range in the yard to help eat them? They have areas to dust bath and DE.
  2. Sea2Ski

    Sea2Ski Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2016
    Southeast PA
    I say let them range. That is why I got mine originally - 15 years ago. I used them only to get rid of the ticks. Anything else was a bonus. 3 years ago, the last of that original flock died of old age. This spring I rebuilt a bigger and better run for when I am not home. Now I can not wait for them to feel comfortable to roam all around he house and do their thing and gobble up all the ticks, because they are back.
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by