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A bug my girls will NOT EAT !!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JimnJanet, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I jist sat and watched as each girl took turns trying to git to this little fella and as soon as they got close enough to pounce and peck, they realized what it was and ran screamin like little girls. lol

    On the other hand. i hope that the 3 of these that showed up today is s ign that there will be bees this summer. Last two years they've been as scarce as hens' teeth.

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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I've seen a few around here, but we're scheduled for snow tonight! :eek:
     
  3. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chooks will eat every bug! I MEAN EVERY BUG!
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  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yup- it's crazy isn't it? It seems that bees have just disappeared in the last few years. Used to see tons of them, now almost none. I've heard it could be a real problem that could "change agriculture as we know it."
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * That's a big-time understatment, jaku. If the bees do not recover-- OUR lives will be vastly impacted in ways we don't even wanna consider. . . My backyard this year has a wild hive in it somewhere-- in the mango tree, I suspect. We had a lot of rain yesterday & the bees were out in a large number in the a.m. working on the orange honeysuckle trumpets trying to beat the rain. Miss Chook kills any bee that gets within her "personal space" but she won't eat em either.
     
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  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    d.k :

    * That's a big-time understatment, jaku. If the bees do not recover-- OUR lives will be vastly impacted in ways we don't even wanna consider. . . My backyard this year has a wild hive in it somewhere-- in the mango tree, I suspect. We had a lot of rain yesterday & the bees were out in a large number in the a.m. working on the orange trumpet trying to beat the rain.

    Yup- it's another environmental tragedy in the making. I'm not an environmentalist, but with things like this- environmental issues that drastically affect our lives and/or health, it's a shame that anyone who sees a huge problem gets labeled a "left wing whacko." I'm sorry, but there's nothing normal or natural when a species virtually disappears in a couple of years, or when my "of-child-bearing-age" wife shouldn't eat ANY great lakes fish and I should limit my intake due to mercury and other chemicals.​
     
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  7. line-rat

    line-rat Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that if the bees die off. In three years there
    will be no people. It is amazeing to me how much our lives depend on so many little things in nature.[​IMG]
     
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I don't like honey, but...

    honeybees aren't native to North America. The Dutch introduced them back in colonial times.

    I don't think they'll disappear, but even if they do there are other pollinators.

    Interesting aside: Earthworms aren't native here, either.
     
  9. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad news = profits for news people. Don't believe everything you see on TV. A recient study revealed that the ocean temperatures have not raise at all. They expected the study to show that it has raised, trying to prove global warming, but it didn't.
     
  10. jmk3482

    jmk3482 Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom used to keep chickens and had a garden with tomatoes. She swears up and down that the one bug they refused to eat was a tomato worm!! You know those big fat green worms you get on your tomatoes? She tried numerous times to give the chooks a worm and they wouldn't touch it. [​IMG]
     
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