For some reason this year the June beetles are exceptionally abundant in my yard this year. There are so many they look like a swarm of bees that hugs the ground. In past years my juvenile chickens (5 to about 16 weeks) would stay out on ground even after sun down to hawk the beetles on the ground achieving crop fill within 15 minutes or so. This year the beetle abundance is much higher. Problem I have is chickens of age most likely to benefit are staying near barn away from mowed area of yard where beetles most abundant. This even I will try to promote a range shift in the juveniles to get them over to where the beetles are. They will have to be promoted to move 150' east of where they normally go at a time they normally go to roost. Will be tough.