Ticks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken gal, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I have any ticks on my chickens but how do you prevent it. I don't want to get my chickens sick or anything like that.[​IMG] But I live in Alaska and I don't think we have any ticks up here.
     
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  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    If you're in an area with ticks, I don't think there's really any way to 100% prevent them. But chickens get rid of external parasites through dust bathing, so making sure they have a dusty, sunny area for that is your best bet. That being said, I do not believe that Alaska has ticks. (Although I could be wrong.)
     
  3. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since we got chickens, we haven't had any ticks around. They are usually a problem in the long hot days of summer. I guess ticks are afraid of chickens. On the other hand, we had very few bugs in the garden since the chickens came. Interesting coincidence?

    Chris
     

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