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Critters in coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Korzak, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Korzak

    Korzak Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi friends! So I am adding some extern all nesting boxes to our coop, and while I am here I am also cleaning out some of the old bedding. We have a linoleum floor down, and then I have Pine shavings and for flooring/bedding, about 4 to 6 inches worth.

    While I was cleaning out at least half of it, I noticed an earwig under there, and I'm off. Should I worry about these, or will the chickens just find them and be happy to eat them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I do not believe earwigs are a concern....chooks might eat them.
     
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens LOVE earwigs. A few usually run out when I'm cleaning the coop, but they don't get very far before the chickens gobble them up.
     
  4. Korzak

    Korzak Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks friends! As I was replacing some of the bedding, one of our girls climbed up into the henhouse to see what the hell I was doing, and she ate an earwig right on the spot! No worries :)
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If you find a pile of them, call the birds(do you have a tidbitting sound-heehee?) and they'll clean them up for you.
     

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