Spiders...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chiiiiiiiiiickens!, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Chiiiiiiiiiickens!

    Chiiiiiiiiiickens! Out Of The Brooder

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    Is anyone else not at all looking forward to spiders lurking all over the chicken coop? I swear, I can't stand going in there when the weather warms up. It gives me the shivers, just anticipating their beady eyes and furry bodies scampering about. Bleck!![​IMG] Am I the only one plagued by the fear?[​IMG]
     
  2. Orpingtonman

    Orpingtonman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't stand them either [​IMG] but my hens and roos usually do a good job of gettin rid of them
     
  3. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I loathe them......!!! even more so if they are in the house and they are too big to "squish"...nope out comes the hoover...I know I know don't tell me please...they can crawl back out....not by the time my hoover has finished with them they can't!!
     
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I fear spiders so much I freeze when I see one. [​IMG]

    However, IF I see one near the chicken coop... it takes all of 2 seconds before its chicken lunch. Love how they rid me of the fire ants in the yard too [​IMG]
     
  5. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not care for spiders one bit! However I can deal with them as long as they're not ON me. The exception is them being where they're not supposed to be....my house. A spider in the barn...ok, avoid it no big deal, a spider in my house [​IMG] Major Problem!
    I will add that there is one spider that doesn't bother me at all, daddy longleggers, I have actually used my hands to pick them up and carry them out of the house [​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have never seen a spider i nthe coop - I guess my girls like them for a snack.
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I am so afraid of spiders it isn't funny...I scream like the biggest baby when I see one...the kids laugh at me...I have removed snakes from classrooms and rattlesnakes from the playground no issues don't even shake...one little spider and I am screaming in the hallway...honestly made the principal come out to see what the problem was...I told him it was a spider and that was the appropriate response...he is afraid of snakes and said he understood and left! I have to get my sons to kill spiders for me...6' 240 lbs... being held hostage by a spider...I don't care [​IMG]
     
  8. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! Me too! I am super afraid of them. Don't know why cause I am not afraid of most other bugs or snakes or mice or rats. The usual other things that people are afraid of.

    I just can't stand them on me or to touch them to get rid of them. I also use the hoover in the house if I am alone. I have a daughter that is good at getting rid of them for me or DH. I have had them come down on a web right in front of me while I am driveing. I scream like a baby and run the other way. [​IMG]
     
  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm the same way. I love mice, adore snakes, kiss frogs for the kids regularly, and have been known to walk around with lizards in my pocket but a spider is my mortal enemy. I'm most ashamed of the fact that I've made my kids afraid of them too thus perpetuating this absurd fear. But I've never seen a spider in the chicken house. My roosts are rather high up though so I'm betting they can get even the ones that try to hide out on the ceiling.
     
  10. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have those huge long flat looking ones, like an evil Adams family hot rod? I too hate spiders but I am trying to be more tolerant of them. At least snakes have some brain and are generally frightened of you, I'm fine with them-spiders just react, iiiiicccckkkk!
     

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