Mealworms in my nesting boxes?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by VolailleAmant, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I spent the whole day cleaning my much beloved chicken coop. Only to arrive at the nesting boxes to clean them and find MEALWORMS wiggling around in the straw.[​IMG]blah.
    How did they get there?
    Are they any harm to the chicken coop?
    Yuck. Just writing about them makes me itchy! [​IMG]
    What can I do about them?
    Y'all might say "nothing". It wouldn't be such a big deal if I hadn't seen them, but now that I did, how can i get rid of 'em?
    Thank you!
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're certain they're mealworms, why not let the chickens clean it up for you? They'd probably really enjoy the treat. I mostly get earwigs that seem to like to hide in the doorframe of my coop. If I spot them I just grab my most bug hungry chick and point her at the bugs and she takes them out in seconds.
     
  3. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I would do. Since you're cleaning out the coop anyway just spread everything out in the pen and let your birds have at it. I'm surprised they never found them whist in the coop!
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure they're mealworms? Agree with the rest, let the chickens have a feast!
     
  5. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok!
     

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