I need to clean, but there's one problem...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rainbow Dash, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken coop is a huge mess! I need to hose it out (the poop falls down into a tray), but there's a problem: I've got wasps and yellow jackets milling around it, and I'll get stung if I don't do something. Any tips, other than spraying it at 4 in the morning? [​IMG]
     
  2. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chickens are not in there now and won't be for the rest of the day, why not spray it with some wasp/hornet killer?
     
  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chickens eat them? My 10 week old silky was looking at a bee on the ground and we scooped her up before she pecked it. We thought maybe it would sting her?
     
  4. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try that.
     
  5. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I think chickens will eat anything they can get their beaks on [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Use "Pam" cooking spray to spray them, you wont have to worry about a toxic bug spray. Then remove their nests. Dont let your birds eat the wasps.
     
  7. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow Dash Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.
     
  8. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep they eat bees, hornets and wasps with no apparent ill effects.

    -S
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Don't tell mine -- they won't touch them.
     
  10. amenfarm

    amenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave the nests!! My husband says they will not build where they built before and something happened to the nest, if the nest is still there. I tested that--WORKs. Don't ya hate whern their right? LOL;)
     

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