Tics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by desertgirl, May 9, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    It is that time of year again, and rumour has it that this year could be particularly bad for tics. I'm doing my preventative things for all of my other critters...any advice for the chicks (in addition to sprinkling DE and adding to food).
     
  2. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my chicks had ticks for about a mounth they pulled out all there feathers were the ticks were and then the ticks vanashied
     
  3. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bad feeling about ticks this year. In 1 day we pulled 3 off 2 of our 3 dogs. DE is on it's way as I ordered it last week. Hope my chicks stay safe from them until it gets here.
     
  4. desertgirl

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    Yeah- my brother in law's house has an infestation sooo bad already. They've had to have their house treated a few times already. I think this is going to be a bad year.

    So DE will work?
     
  5. littlebowpeeps

    littlebowpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry, stupid question alert. What's DE??
     
  6. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ticks this year are not even close to last year. Last year was real bad this year it has been so much less. We are getting alot more rain this year so that might be a factor.
     
  8. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE = Diatomaceous Earth

    Little petrified sea creatures (diatoms) that when powdered and eaten by bad things (mites, ticks, etc.) lacerate their insides and the bad things die.

    The good things, chickens ,goats, horses, etc. do not die.

    Search here or Google and you can become an expert like me overnite.[​IMG]
     

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