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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by southerndesert, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Ran into a fellow that has been keeping chickens for many moons so naturally we got to talking chicken and when we got onto the subject of feeding bugs he said he is a light farmer.... [​IMG]

    Turns out he hangs a bug light from a pole in the run at night and when his girls come out in the morning breakfast is freshly cooked and laying on the ground....

    Interesting approach I had to admit
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hang a bug zapper in my run. Auto pop door & the chickens have fillet mignon every morning.
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am definitly going to have to try that. Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A day doesn't go by that I don't get an idea from the folks on BYC. I love it!!!!
     
  5. ashleylancaster

    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SOMETHING NEW [​IMG] GREAT IDEA.
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Hmmm, must be for penned birds since my free ranging birds won't touch the stuff under my bug zapper. I have tried sweeping them up and giving them to my birds in the tractors but they scratch through it and leave them. I suppose mine like juice with their morning bugs.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine are penned at night & let out every morning at 9 AM & back in the coop at dusk. My birds are lazy they love an easy meal.
     
  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We actually saw a bug zapper at Ace and thought the same thing. The box said bugs were zapped and fell to the ground. I thought, well, I know a few girls who might just make that the new hangout. Dinner at the Fly-thru at Maison d'oeuf
     
  9. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My grandpa and me have done that for years.
     
  10. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:And ya been keeping it secret? [​IMG] Just kidding, but so has the feller that told me about it and he said it is amazing how many bugs are cooked and ready for the flock some mornings... Just never crossed my mind in all the years I have kept these critters [​IMG]

    Thinking of hooking one up tonight to try it out, hmmmm wonder if the sizzle sound and light would unnerve night stalkers a bit as well?
     

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