Looking for a new pet that will keep your yard completely free of ticks, fleas and mosquitos AND lay eggs for you?

A guinea hen might be just your goal.

A 2009 study found opossums might be our best defense against Lyme disease, as the rodents eat over 5500 ticks per week each.

Since then, word is getting out that many popular backyard birds are also excellent tick hunters, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, and perhaps none greater than guinea fowl.[…]

A Small Flock of Guinea Hens Eat Thousands of Ticks Per Day — Return to Now