My chickens' latest favourite treat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ninabeast, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one is the gift that keeps on giving...

    I go out to my raspberry bushes first thing in the morning with a plastic container. I find those wretched Japanese Beetles eating my plants, all smug and sleepy. They will be a swarm soon, ravaging my vegetables. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_beetle

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    place the open container carefully under a leaf with beetles on it, and clap the lid on top of them. They fall in. I collect as many as I can, which is easier in the morning because they are slow and stupid. When I've found all I can, I go to the chickens, shaking the closed container. Bedlam ensues.

    I give the container a good shake to disorient the residents, open it, and quickly turn it upside down on the floor of the run. The chickens have assembled in a tight circle, all anticipation, clucking wildly, rocking from foot to foot. I say "One, two, three...GO!", and lift the container. The beetles are eaten before I can blink.

    I love my chickens. Never was feeding them more cathartic. Die, beetles, DIE!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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    It's amazing what joy we get from our feathered "beasties", isn't it? LOL

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  3. lizage

    lizage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the same thing, only with the wretched Colorado potato beetles that tried to destroy my crop this year. Sweet revenge... [​IMG]
     
  4. HenCrazyMom

    HenCrazyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This brings such a smile [​IMG] Love my chickens too and the visual of them hopping from foot to foot waiting for the beetles. I LOVE IT!
     
  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo, Jack, will be going to a new home soon. I hope they catch beetles for him because he's my best customer!
     

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