Stink Bugs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltsmom, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. coltsmom

    coltsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this forum as well as to raising chicks. I am in VA and Stink bugs are now rampant. Darn I cannot stand bugs , but these things are all over. They are crawling in my brooder and the chicks are scared. Any advice is appreciated in advance. Front Royal , VA
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm surprised the chicks don't try and eat them. I don't know what to tell you on this, but I don't think it will hurt the chicks.

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  3. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, welcome to BYC.

    Second, try not to let the little ones eat bugs unless they are getting grit too.

    Third, does anyone know if chickens will actually eat stink bugs?
    I heard that guinea keets (spelling ??) will eat them, but that was said by someone selling them.
    If it's true, I will fill my yard with keets, since they will have plenty to eat.
     
  4. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think *ANYTHING* eats stink bugs. The stink is what keeps 'em safe. I HATE THEM--they get all over my potato and bean plants and the birds won't touch 'em!
     
  5. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking too.
    This morning the Baltimore news said that a woman (from Maryland) came up with a spray for stink bugs, but she's not saying what's in it because she is trying to get a patent.
    Good for her I know, but share with the rest of us for goodness sake.
     

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