blister beetles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by capassar, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. capassar

    capassar In the Brooder

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    Hi Folks, hate to jump in with bad news, but here goes: I am from Virginia and have just discovered blister beetles on my tomatoes. I am carefully hand-picking with gloves donned, but wanted to warn anyone who free-ranges their chickens near the garden like me, that the NIH has released information that consumption of blister beetles has been found to be fatal to young chickens. So watch your girls with these creepy crawlers! Unfortunately I found a website that recommends feeding them to chickens!! [​IMG]
     

  2. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I have never heard that one. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! Sorry, I can't help you. I'm pretty new at chicken raising. Just stopping by to say hello. [​IMG]
     
  5. Good information to know. [​IMG] from WA.
     

  6. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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  7. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Songster

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    Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Thank you for sharing with us [​IMG]
     
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     

  10. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

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