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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mercury57a1, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. mercury57a1

    mercury57a1 New Egg

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    We just received our 6 hy line red hens this week. They are adjusting to there new home. I am a new beekeeper of 1 years. I was told my chickens will eat my bees. When I give the chicken a dead bee they did nt pay any attention to it. Anyone have any problems with chickens and bees co existing they are not side by side?
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. In my experience, my chickens avoid bees - even when the bees are drinking from their watering stations, so I'd suggest that there is no problem with chickens munching through your colony.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I'm not a beekeeper but I've had them flying around the garden the same time the chickens were out munching on it...no problem with the chickens eating the bees that I've ever seen.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think chickens would find meal worms a lot tastier., and easier to catch. [​IMG]
     
  6. mercury57a1

    mercury57a1 New Egg

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    Thank you
     

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