Any bugs are doomed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tala, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I had my back door open for a while tonight and several bugs came in, as usual. Just mosquito hawks and june bugs, nothing that worries me.

    All of a sudden I hear one loud peeping and a big commotion in the brooder! My RIR pullet just got not one, but BOTH of the mosquito hawks that came in earlier and found their way to the brooder light. [​IMG]

    I'm gonna looooove it when these bug eating ladies are working full time [​IMG]
  2. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    mine do the same with flies. we don't have mosquitoes yet, but the bugs are DOOMED to say the least!
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I have noticed, my RIR chicks are very interested in flying bugs, but the yellow chicks just kinda stand around in the background

    My white chicks are very interested in worms or ground bugs that the RIR's ignore until someone else has it.

    Anybody else notice things like that? Or are my chicks just weird. [​IMG]
  4. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Indeed if it wiggles, giggles or flys and get near the peeps Boy-O-Boy is it in trouble [​IMG]
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I've noticed that some breeds want the ground ones and some jump up after the mosquitoes, etc. They say leghorns are good at spotting flying predators. Some other breed, I forget, likes to kill mice.

    Oh how I love mixed flocks....

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