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Chickens Health Issues

Backyard Chickens and Ticks

For years, I have known that chickens enjoy eating many bugs in the yard, including ticks.  In my years of keeping backyard chickens, I have never found a tick on the flock, yet I know they are lurking in the yard.  Yesterday as I was out refilling the coop waterers,  I was a bit disturbed-perched, waiting and ready to hop on board to a warm, blood-filled body was a dog tick.  So I decided to do a little experiment.