bug zapper breakfast

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kris10, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. kris10

    kris10 Hatching

    Mar 13, 2007
    SE Kansas
    When my parents had chickens they found that everytime they'd use the bug zapper, the chickens would clean up the mess below. Before long my dad was leaving it on every night so that there'd be a big pile of fried bugs for the chickens every morning. They even learned what it sounded like when a bug hit so if we had it on earlier in the evening before they went to roost they'd all come running at the sound of a zap.
  2. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Quote:It is like when I grab a shovel to work in the garden all the chickens come a running because they know there will be worms for them.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2007
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    That's neat.... I leave a small light on outside my coop. In the summer I'd take a tarp & wet the ground under the light & in the morning there'd be tons of crickets for the chickens [​IMG]

  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:[​IMG] Great story. Makes me want to go buy a bug zapper!
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Kris, thats way too cute! I agree it makes you want to get a zapper! [​IMG]

  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    When I first got chickens I was so excited that they were eating up the bugs that I wanted to find a way to give them even more. I started to envision a UV light/Net/Vacuum combo that would snatch up tons of bugs for my ladies to dine on in the morning.

  7. kentucky jay

    kentucky jay In the Brooder

    Dec 16, 2010
    im gonna have to rigg a tarp or something under my bug zapper , never thought about the chickens eating the fried bugs !!!

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