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post #11 of 17

If you have no ducks, I used this in my garden to kill em and it worked almost over night.
Use a small plate, and pour beer into it and just leave it. They are attracted to the beer and then they drown.

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by lengel 

What are slugs good for?  Anything?  My search gave me tons of ways to kill them (mostly involving salt) but that's it.  Any reasons to keep them around?


Oh my, no one told you?? They are chicken treats of course lol

post #13 of 17

PunkërTeçhñöRøø§ter :

If you have no ducks, I used this in my garden to kill em and it worked almost over night.
Use a small plate, and pour beer into it and just leave it. They are attracted to the beer and then they drown.


I'm going to try that. How many plates per garden area are you using? Or are you putting them in the middle of your squash bed?  Can I feed them to the chickens after they drown in the beer?  If they're already feasting on your squash, will they leave the squash to drink the beer?

post #14 of 17

my chickens will not eat slugs. Not one chicken likes them! Nor will they eat webworms. This is a shame because there are lots of both. ErinM

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post #15 of 17

My chickens gobble them up!! I wish I could take some of that rain off your hands! We could really use it here... roll

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post #16 of 17

Well obviously you get the idea that ducks love them. So put em up on craigs list for duck owners to come get them LOL  wink

post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by citrusdreams 

PunkërTeçhñöRøø§ter :

If you have no ducks, I used this in my garden to kill em and it worked almost over night.
Use a small plate, and pour beer into it and just leave it. They are attracted to the beer and then they drown.


I'm going to try that. How many plates per garden area are you using? Or are you putting them in the middle of your squash bed?  Can I feed them to the chickens after they drown in the beer?  If they're already feasting on your squash, will they leave the squash to drink the beer?


Yeah why not.... ever heard of "drunken chicken"

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