getting rid of wasp or hornets safely in chicken coop.

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

  1. barnmom1

    barnmom1 In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2017
    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. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Cool...glad this worked for you!
    Thanks for sharing!
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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 Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    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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