Are Guineas my best bet if my land is overrun with ticks? I know that my chicks will help decrease the tick population a little once they are big enough to go out in their coop/run/free range but am really tired of the ticks. Last year I sprayed the yard surrounding the house, have 5 acres total, and went from getting 2-4 ticks on each of my dogs AND my self every time we walked on the sidewalk, even for a very short amount of time, to maybe 1 tick every time we went out/every other time. Both my girls have on flea/tick prevention, have even gotten them preventic collars to go with their frontline/advantage/advantix whatever they have on at the given time but still, working at the vet I think ticks are probably on my top 5 nastiest species list. Would it be a good idea to get guineas and let them run the property and provide them some kind out housing/protection so that they can get away from predators or does anyone else have any suggestions? I don't want to spray since I have chickens this year even though it will probably be another 2, 3 weeks before the babies are moved outside. Thanks in advance for any replies!!