tick removal

cami

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whats the best way to get a tick off of my silkie? its right between the comb and where the feathers start.
 

Judy

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I'd just pull it off with tweezers. Usually if you pull slowly, the head comes with. There are a bunch of old-time remedies out there, like painting it with nail polish (didn't work for me) or burning it with a cigarette, but on a chicken, I'd go for tweezers.
 

math ace

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I would try so adams flea and tick spray or dip - - you just need a little bit like on a cotton ball. It is good stuff to keep around for lice and mites too.
 

Judy

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Usually it comes out, but if it doesn't, I've never had any real problem, including with ticks in me. I'm sure they can carry diseases, but I figure by the time it's bitten and holding on, you've been exposed, anyway.

I love Adams spray but never tried it on a tick.
 
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