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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bravevline, Jul 30, 2013.
Help! there is a group of slugs that come some nights and take the poultry's food!
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!
Never underestimate the power of salt in discouraging slugs!!
get some ducks.
This might help. And a lot of these methods are safe around animals and kids.