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Fly catcher = quail feeder?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailswiss, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. quailswiss

    quailswiss In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2013
    Human: fly = nuisance
    Quail: fly = candy

    Seeing how much my quail love eating any kind of bug, I was wondering if one could rig one of these electric fly catchers to drop their dead prey directly into the quail pen... unfortunately I cannot try this right now as winter has started, anybody want to give this a go?

  2. DoubletakeFarm

    DoubletakeFarm Songster

    Feb 23, 2013
    NE Ohio
    I tried this in my barn this summer figuring the chickens would love the bugs. Amazingly I didn't get very many bugs or flies attracted to it at all. Then I went out one time after dark and the light from it hurt my eyes tremendously. I took it down because I figured if it hurt my eyes that much then it couldn't be good for the animals.

    I don't understand why it didn't attract many bugs though. Maybe they only work at night for nocturnal bugs and mosquitoes?

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