Spring is tick season too?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ibpboo, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I had a little itch on my side and I scratched but felt something there so I told my DH to look and IT WAS A TICK! He got the head out and burned it. YIKES [​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I hate ticks. cant wait to get the coop built and let my girls outside to eat as much bugs as they like.
     
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Not sure where I picked up a tick, I had been to town after work today. Not near any bushes. Unless it was crawling on my chicken and I was hugging her as I took her from garage to her box in the barn. [​IMG]
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    They can latch on to you anywhere. We barely have grass growing in our side yard and you can still pick up ticks. I hate them little SOB's
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I've had horse, dog and children get ticks, but that was my first tick. It itched first, and luckily when I went to scratch and felt something I asked my DH to lood rather than me just scratch it off cuz I did not know it was going to be a tick, I thought zit thing or something. Then I could feel it like biting, luckily it was still very very tiny so it had just got there! They are creepy, to say the least
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think dog ticks are ugly and make me want to heeve. gotta watch out for lyme disease. My friend has it and has to get a shot yearly. Maybe you need to wear some frontline. it smellls good and keeps away them dirty bugs lol [​IMG]
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    lyme was a first thought. Yikes. Thats terrible about your friend. For the rest of her life get a shot? What is the shot for? Are there ongoing symptoms?
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    when I see him again I will let you know. he works about 35 minutes away but I think the shot is to prevent further infection or something. you can also check online. I will try to find a link for you

    here is a link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Ewww, I don't know what kind of tick it was. But my trip to town today was to dr cuz I was sick a couple weeks ago and I am now really tired so I was going for a check up and was given antibiotics, so maybe, it can kick any Lyme disease in the butt right away [​IMG]
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    yeah there is alot of things going on with bugs. including west nile. Please be careful and thwere are ways to prevent further encounters like wearing boots and tucking your pants in them. I wonder iif OFF! spray would work? I know they got one for woods
     

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