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new use for chickens...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by torrelee, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. torrelee

    torrelee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I discovered a new use for my big australorp lady... While working in the garden I came upon a big nest of potato bugs under a paver. My girls were hanging out on the other side of my fence watching me and i figured "sure, why not". I put the paver on one side of the fence for the flock to pick at and grabbed my mellow girl. I stuck her right where the paver had been, and after a failed attempt at my strawberry plants she realized what she was supposed to do. Potato Bug Shop-Vac! She hoovered them right up!!! Of course, I had to put her in and out as I needed her so she didn't eat my baby plants, but chicken-hoover is much more organic than pesticide!
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    Robyn/half ass(dog got her tail)/now Hoover
     
  2. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a video on youtube of a guy that made a june bug chute and the chickens came running to eat them as the heard them fall.

    We've got a lot of crawl-dads, the chickes would kill eachother over one! They love them. I love that I have less and less holes in my yard each year!
     
  3. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG I Just saw this!!! Half ass!! ROTF
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love the term "Chicken-Hoover!" I have a flock of those whenever I find a nest of earwigs. Stand BACK!
     
  5. CourtneyC

    CourtneyC Out Of The Brooder

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    Too Funny! [​IMG]
     
  6. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicken hoover! LOL.

    Now I need to go find the youtube link for the JuneBug Chute. Sounds interesting too.

    (Melissa)
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    I'd like to see the June bug chute, too! Very cute!
     
  8. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BYC should have 'like' buttons!
    Love your astralorp. She looks like a diva, like an old school, Wagner soprano kinda diva
     
  9. jeepchick

    jeepchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    June bugs are the #1 Favorite here!!! oh so crunchy! we need a link to that you tube video!
     
  10. kitmarlowescot2

    kitmarlowescot2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing I can find online was this video with chickens and junebugs. No chutes though. Just funny music
     

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