We just moved to some property that has been abandoned for about two years. The ticks here are pretty ridiculous. I am an outdoors kind of guy and don't mind the occasional tick, but I was averaging about 30 ticks a day over the summer. We got a few guineas at the end of the summer, which combined with a lot of mowing got the ticks around the homesite under control. However, I think that the back fields (we have about 60 acres and the guineas stay in the two acres around the house) will be just as bad when warm weather starts again. I was thinking about raising and releasing some quail on the far corners of the property to try to reduce the number of ticks. I know a lot of advice will be to spray, but I don't really trust insecticides and do not want to spray. I know released quail have poor survival, but I am willing to sacrifice a few to our foxes if it will help control the bugs. Does anyone have experience with quail eating ticks? Thanks!