I know chickens probably love slugs, but the only time I ever see slugs is at night & that's when the chickens are roosting.
I mostly notice the slugs in or around the dog food. All I see in the morning is the slime trail they left.
I've had luck in the past (before having chickens) of making a barrier around the dog food bowl with used coffee grounds. But, had to put them out every evening. Not sure if the chickens would eat the coffee grounds if I tried that now or how it would affect them (one of the dog food bowls is in an enclosed pen where the chickens are during the day)...my chickens definitely don't need any caffeine...LOL
I've also heard of putting broken egg shells, which I thought might be an option since it would be ok for the chickens to eat those, but not sure how they'd work on slugs.
Is there any way to trap these slugs at night to be able to feed them to the chickens in the morning? I've read something about using beer....but my chickens don't need beer....LOL
Also, when feeding chickens slugs...how do you get the sliminess off? It's gross!
Edited by kuntrychick - 11/7/11 at 9:52pm