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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mct01, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. mct01

    mct01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chickens have always put themselves up at dusk. We go out and close the door to their house. Recently we put up a light in the chickens area. That night I was a little late closing the door. Went out about 10 pm and to my surprise they were all still out. The light was attracting bugs and they were picking them off. It is brown beetle time around here in Tennessee. The beetle makes a unique noise as they hit the wall and fall to the ground. They have been doing this for a week now.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That's pretty amazing! Opportunists, is what they are! Love to see a photo of that!
     
  3. mct01

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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Have heard that called 'hawking'.

    Some folks put one of those bug zappers in their runs, chickens will clean up the deceased off the ground every morning.

    What are the 'brown beetles'?
     
  5. mct01

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    They are also called June bugs.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ahhh.
     

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