Slugs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jeni51, May 31, 2010.

  1. jeni51

    jeni51 In the Brooder

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    Will DE keep slugs out of the coop? Just went to check on new babies and at least a dozen slugs everywhere including the feed. If no any other suggestions.
     
  2. JROOSTER

    JROOSTER Songster

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    Yes, DE will dry them out.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm surprised that the chickens didnt eat them... ducks love them..
     
  4. swift4me

    swift4me Songster

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    My hens eat every slug they find, even the huge ones. Another thing that will keep them out are fireplace ashes. They do not cross a line of ashes around a garden.

    Pete
     
  5. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    salt. lots of salt, dont put it in the feed but you can put it around the coop. If you dont want to use DE. It dries them out nearly instantaniously.
     
  6. ruby

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    beer, cut some bottoms of cups. they will drown happy!
     
  7. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:well thats just alcohol abuse...... [​IMG]
     
  8. aprophet

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    Quote:X2 it is cheap and easy to find, fireplace ashes or red devil lye too almost the same thing
     
  9. chick4chicks

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    send them to me my chickens love them. [​IMG]
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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