cockroaches in coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kwhitaker, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. kwhitaker

    kwhitaker Hatching

    Aug 18, 2007
    I have month old baby chicks that I recieved a few days ago and I put them out in the coop since it's so hot right now. They seem very happy- always peeping about! They stay in the roosting area and sometimes venture out into the "outdoor arena". They don't even think about the nesting boxes yet. I went out this AM to check on them and on a whim I peeked in the nesting boxes and there must have been 10 cockroaches! I know my chicks don't care, but I don't want them in there. Does anyone have any safe suggestions? I don't want to spray the roaches b/c I think my chicks are too young to be around pesticides. I haven't put out Sevin dust yet; is that all I need to do? I would appreciate any suggestions. I've had chickens before but never roaches in their coop! [​IMG]
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Mine like to eat them since I live in Florida and the state is full of them. They fight over the ones they do find. You could use the 5% sevin dust or some DE in the coop.
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    We live in NC and my DH just came in from checking on our Jap that is being abused by our Ameracauns and he said our coop is full of them too. We have tried to find DE today but could'nt. We will look for it again Monday at the feed store. LOL
  4. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Once the chicks finds them, you won't have the problem again. Chickens love them.
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I would think the chickens would eat them right up. We don't have any cockroaches around here, but my chickens happily eat any hard-shelled beetley-type bug that comes along; I would think a cockroach would be no different. [​IMG]

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