Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lille, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Lille

    Lille Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2011
    This is really a preventative medicine question:

    None of my hens have ticks, but last year was a very bad year in my area for ticks. I've read an article in the newspaper ( for what that's worth ) that this year is expected to be just as bad, or worse, than last year.

    I'm curious if that's something I should be concerned about with my birds. Is there some form of recommended preventive measure that I should take in the early spring to protect them against ticks ?

    Thank you !
  2. sandie44

    sandie44 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2012
    I was always told chickens love ticks of all kinds, so I have never worried. My chickens free roam so I hope that is the case because we live in the mountains and have ticks! LOL I hope they eat them because it will keep the dogs safer.

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