chicken and beetles

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lotsofloveforchickens, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    I heard that spraying beetles that get into my chicken pen with dawn dish soap and water will kill them. If my chickens should eat the dead beetles that were sprayed could they get sick?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I wouldn't spray them. Encourage the chickens to find them and eat them live.
     
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  3. KayTee

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    x2 - they are a great source of both fun and protein for your girls to hunt and eat. It will keep them occupied and give them a treat !
     
  4. lotsofloveforchickens

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    I let them get the ones they see during the day, but they come out by the hundreds at night after the chickens are sleeping. you hardly ever see them in the daytime.
     
  5. Hyroler

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    You need to go to Home depot and get flashlights you can strap on your head.Then give one to each of your chicken.They will enjoy night hunting with flashlights strapped to their heads.
     
  6. If dish soap is bad for chickens what is it doing to your health when you keep washing your dirty dishes over and over? I almost expect some health guru MD to come out and advocate that we stop washing our bodies, our eating utensils, and our clothes because soap is "toxic" and filth is good for us. :barnie:th:oops:
     
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  7. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    that's funny I kind of did that! I had a flashlight and brought my hen out with me and she had a ball. I just don't want to have to do this every night
     
  8. Is it legal for chickens to spot light bugs after dark?
     
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  9. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    I guess I do it in my own yard all the time. my hen loves it.
     

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