Slug problem!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bravevline, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. bravevline

    bravevline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! there is a group of slugs that come some nights and take the poultry's food!
     
  2. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same problem - it's really disgusting when they leave their slime everywhere. Sometimes one doesn't get out in time before the girls get up - they will kill it, but don't seem to want to eat it.

    I haven't really found a solution. I do use (sparingly) a product in the veggie patch called Multiguard - active ingredient is chelated iron which attracts slugs who crawl off and die. It states it is wildlife friendly but I am still wary of trying it around the run. The chickens can't get into my veggie patch. I guess they probably wouldn't eat a dead slug anymore than they will a live one. But I feel cautious about it.

    I hope some other BYCers have some advice for us!
     
  3. Hayduke27

    Hayduke27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never underestimate the power of salt in discouraging slugs!!
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    get some ducks.
     
  5. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

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