any ideas?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LinckHillPoultry, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Are ladybugs bad for a chick to eat? Because I've got lots running around in the room with the brooder.

    Because my one chick is weak and is having a hard time walking, but was perfectly healthy yesterday.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    my buff orp roo ate a couple 2 days ago and he is still his old lovable self
  4. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    R they lady bugs or asian beetles? Asian beetles have the same pattern but are darl orange instead of red. Asian beetles stink and chickens probably won't eat more than one.
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    they're ladybugs
  6. tygab

    tygab Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    MA/NH border
    I have TONS of the dark ones (asian). I wish I knew how to get rid of them. I sweep up dozens everyday, even in the middle of winter.
  7. Call your local state agricinal dept. and ask them, we have thousands but since my chicks are outside I don't know if they eat them or not.[​IMG]
  8. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Arlington, TX
    That is a good question. I remember hearing ladybugs were poisonous so I tried to look it up for you.

    This link suggests birds often eat ladybugs....

    And this one does say they can be toxic to small birds

    So I guess I don't have an answer for you. Anyone know for sure if they can harm chicks?

    I hope your little one is okay. [​IMG]
  9. seafood

    seafood Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    We had asian beetles when we moved in 7 years ago...everywhere. Now we see maybe 2 dozen a year.

    Go to your farm/home store, wal-mart, etc and get a pesticide that has Diazinon in it. (can be hard to find) It is a full strength chemical. You hook the bottle up to your garden hose and it mixes it with water as you spray.

    Spray the outside of your house around all window and door frames. We did this fall and spring for 2 years (4 applications) and have seen an amazing drop in beetles.

    I am not a big fan of chemicals but it had to be done.
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    now my chick can't walk,
    wont open her eyes
    shakes her head back and forth
    and lets her mouth hang open...

    what is going on?!

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