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Beatle larvae in coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hens rule, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While cleaning my coop I found these wierd dry larvae like things under a lot of my hens dirty coop wood chips. I found a moving white one and I smashed it, it was wet inside. :sick
    I think they are dead Beatle larvae...? Here's the pictures...
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  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They remind me of carpet beetle larvae. They're probably pupating, not dead. I bet your chickens would eat them.
     
  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :) now I know why my hens dig around in they're old bedding and eat stuff in it.
     
  4. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, ew. [​IMG]
     
  5. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a bunch of similar looking things to, they were just much bigger, and only in one corner. The chickens had no idea they were there, i called them over and they just stared at them for about a minute. After that they decided to try and eat them and they were gone within seconds!
     
  6. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 :lau


    the larvae I found where also in just one corner!
     
  7. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were probably snuggling!
     
  8. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol :lau
     
  9. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you should produce and sell your own bedding, complete with snacks! [​IMG]
     
  10. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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