Well, my chicks are now 8 weeks old and about to venture out in to the real world of living in a new coop and pen. As I'm nearing completion of the coop and trying to cover all the potential predator & pest problems one thing just occurred to me. Are bees and hornets a problem to be reckoned with or will the chickens just eat them? These insects seem to be more than plentiful in our area and will nest in every place that is available to them, and the open rafter area in my coop looks like an invitation for the little pests. Any comments will be appreciated.