Mosquitoes on eggs in the nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CoopMad21, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. CoopMad21

    CoopMad21 Hatching

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    I started my chicken family back in March and I started with younger chickens as I wanted them to grow to like me. LOL

    Anyway, my hens have just come to the age of laying eggs. I am finding mosquitoes clinging to the eggs in the nesting boxes. I have to wave them off. I am wondering if these eggs are still safe to eat and what can I do to keep them off of my eggs and out of my nesting boxes.

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  2. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chirping

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    Do you know Veronica (if that name is for the blue with red EE) is a male?
     
  3. CoopMad21

    CoopMad21 Hatching

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    My name is Veronica. LOL

    I was originally told that it was a hen, but I found him mating with the other chickens. Then my rooster would quickly follow his lead. He actually started crowing last Thursday. Her name was, as I had two grey chickens, tweedle dee and the other tweedle dum. Now, he is known as Rico Swuave, but we call him Rico. He is a very pretty rooster.

    My adult rooster is named "Big Red" and the full red RIR chicken is named "Little Red". I still have tweedle dee and I have two RIR with blonde in them and they are called Thing 1 and thing 2. I really couldn't think of names, but they were like having sets of twins: two grey and two red with blonde.
     
  4. tjs07b

    tjs07b In the Brooder

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    I know this is an old thread, but I've experienced the same thing with mosquitos sitting on my eggs when I open the nesting box. Anyone know if this is something to worry about?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Nothing to worry about.
     
  6. tjs07b

    tjs07b In the Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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