TICK INVASION! Chicken to the rescue?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kjpuggles3, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. kjpuggles3

    kjpuggles3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Soooo I live in a heavily wooded, but cleared farm area and there are ticks GALORE! [​IMG] im worried about getting lyme disease and i just dont like having by blood sucked in general (can't imagine why) So if I get some free range chickens, will they eat them? Or are they at risk of contracting disease too? [​IMG] my poor chicks!!! They are too cute [​IMG] but anyways, what should I do? [​IMG]

    ps- I LOVE THESE SMILIES! My first day at BYC and I LOVE IT [​IMG] thanks for your help!




    [​IMG] YAY CHICKENS [​IMG]

    -K [​IMG]
     
  2. geoff40

    geoff40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, get yourself a half dozen or so birds, depending on the size of your yard, and they'll make quick work out of the ticks. Spiders, ants, grasshoppers, etc. No pesticides, nice!!
     
  3. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guinea hens (guinea fowl) are AWESOME at eradicating ticks. They freerange and tree roost, and are quite self-sufficient, although can be loud at times, if noise is an issue. But, they get rid of ticks like none other.
     
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guinea hens (guinea fowl) are AWESOME at eradicating ticks. They freerange and tree roost, and are quite self-sufficient, although can be loud at times, if noise is an issue. But, they get rid of ticks like none other.

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  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Guinea hens (guinea fowl) are AWESOME at eradicating ticks. They freerange and tree roost, and are quite self-sufficient, although can be loud at times, if noise is an issue. But, they get rid of ticks like none other.

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    They are great "watch chickens" when i was a kid sounded off when anyone came onto my PAPA's property. They started before the dog did.
     
  6. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But one thing they can't see is chiggers. They ain't doing a thing for those.
     

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