Can anybody play this game? I don't know much about chickens and less about guinea fowl but I do know ticks requirements: there must be a high enough population density of host species in the area, and there must be high enough humidity for ticks to remain hydrated. I suspect a horse/cattle farm in Conway MO would satisfy both requirements. Ticks start as eggs that hatch to larvae, after a blood meal they molt to nymphs,which may go through instars (with a blood meal to go from one instar to another) and finally molt to adults. The females try to attach to a host to feed (blood meal) and lay eggs. The males are just there for the sex!
BTW I went over to wikipedia.com to get the proper name for the different nymphs (instars) and found this: "Another natural form of control for ticks is the guineafowl, a bird species which consumes mass quantities of ticks. Just 2 birds can clear 2 acres (8,100 m2) in a single year." the  is the number of the footnote. Take it for what it is worth. ~gd