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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by ErinG 
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Originally Posted by carrlr 
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Originally Posted by swmalone 

I'm just happy mine go nuts for the grasshoppers.  I spray the little grasshoppers with an insecticidal soap which takes care of those ones, but it doesn't work on the bigger ones so when I let the chickens out they hunt for them.  When they are in the coop I catch the larger grasshoppers and feed them.


So the soap is safe for the chickens?


I was wondering the same thing...seems like a bad idea to mix anything ending in "cide" with something chickens will eat.

Mine will eat potato bugs, but know better than to mess with a honey bee.  Makes me wonder if they've been stung.


It's an organic soap, most like a coconut oil based soap similar to castille soap. I bet it's perfectly safe. I think you can eat the veggies that are sprayed, same day.

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post #22 of 31

There are pill bugs and sow bugs. I wonder if one tastes bad and the other doesn't since it seems that some chickens go nuts over the things and others wont touch them?

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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by sadies chicks 

Mine eat them all the time and have no issues.  The question I have is why mine don't like worms!! hu


My 6 girls won't like worms either.  They look at them like they are poison, or the worms might eat them if they get too close.  They all have pecked at them but they're like 'um, no, I don't think so'.  They do, however, fight over slugs. sickbyc

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post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by CartierChicken 

What about slugs and snails. I was told they would eat these, but my birds show no interest in them what so ever.


Mine fight over them.  I've had no slug damage this year at all ya

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post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
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post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
http:/

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post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
http:/

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subje

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post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subje

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #30 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wynette 

What's a rolli polly?  I am visualizing what I called potato bugs as kids, but that name is also used in the post, so I'm thinking they are not one and the same....


http://wiki.ask.com/Armadillidiidae
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subje

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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