getting rid of wasp or hornets safely in chicken coop.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by barnmom1, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. barnmom1

    barnmom1 Just Hatched

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    After researching how to get rid of the hornets in my chicken coop naturally, I came across someone that said use cooking spray, but I didn't want to get that close to them. So I used melted coconut oil in a spray bottle on the long stream setting of the nozzle and it worked! I was ready to run but didn't have to they got coated with the oil and couldn't fly then it killed them as well. Plus when the chickens find the dead ones they will only be eating coconut oil covered hornets. Just wanted to share with Backyard Chickens members that might need the information.
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Cool...glad this worked for you!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Wow! Pics of now dead nest?
    What kind of sprayer...plastic, glass, ???
    How long did the oil stay fluid enough to spray?
    Sorry for all the questions...just trying to imagine exactly how that would work.
     
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  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Spraying at night is safest, when they are all at home and quiet. I'd want a very long spray stream even then! Mary
     
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