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Any Beekeepers with Free Range Poultry?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by babalubird, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Just wondered if the two mix or if the chickens, ducks and/or guineas would sit in front of the hives and pick them off?


  2. Chauntecleer's Keeper

    Chauntecleer's Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    West Little Rock, AR
    I would think they would not mix. You would probably need to locate your hives where they would not be molested. Those bees are expensive!
  3. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene Idaho
    We have free-ranging chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. To prevent a feast, just set your hives up on a stand (with a small enough platform that the chickens can't get up on it), to raise the bees flight path. The bees will fly right over their heads... If that doesn't work - bees can fly through chain link - and chickens can't!

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