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how to attract bugs to your area

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by savilcr, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens scratch in a .5 acre wood lot all day in the back yard, is there any way to attract bug back there to help them out?
     
  2. kesali

    kesali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to open the door for the coop to let the girls into the run this am. OMG!!! The mosquitoes are terrible!!! I was almost overwhelmed by the voracious little beasts!! Can't wait for the dragon flies:) to come out and get rid of them.
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have 2 water lily ponds that currently have tadpoles in them and some well fed dragonflies. I just wish the dang mosquitoes didn't find me so tasty! Rarely see one, but I sure get bit.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    attract bugs - never. You can have all of mine.
     
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Manure and compost piles should attract enough bugs.

    OR you can just come on over to my house and grab all you can!!! (please)


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  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Oh yeah! Compost pile or wood left to rot - keep a pile of leaves moist. All those have lots of bugs.
     
  7. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    long time ago i knew a guy that would feed fish in his pond by suspending a dead carcass of [insert whatever you've got here] above his pond. he would put it in a ham stocking (that mesh material hams are placed in during curing and smoking), and hang it from a tree branch over the edge of the pond. as the flies laid eggs, which then hatched, they would drop into the water feeding his fish.

    don't think i would do this in my backyard
     

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