Roaches in the coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tomhusker, May 31, 2011.

  1. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure they are roaches anyway. I noticed them first a couple of weeks ago when I went to collect eggs. A couple of them were hanging out behind the nest access door. We don't have them in the house, but it is only maybe 75 feet away from us. I'd imagine they came from the wood shavings or feed bags I brought home from the farm supply store.

    Anybody have any suggestions on how to get rid of them and not endanger my flock?
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i am thinking maybe DE or insectrin? course, they are added protein to their diet?? ewwww....
     
  3. quetsweyo

    quetsweyo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back when i was a lot younger and could MOVE! I would go out at nite w/flashlight and catch a bunch of waterbugs and wood roaches and hold them in a jar til morning. Then dump them out in front of chickens. . . On them faster than a Junebug! As long as your not spraying or dusting with insecticide, and why do that around your animals?. . . it should be ok. Mine never complained. Q
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd imagine they came from the wood shavings or feed bags

    Roaches are everywhere.

    I doubt you transported any​
     
  5. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no real way to keep roaches away, specially outside...If a nuclear winter can't kill them, then you most likely can't. Even with insecticide....very very very much impossible. Did you know when one dies, if it still has eggs inside they hatch and then eat the mother? So, if you kill 100, thats just more food for the rest....creeppy little buggers.
     

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