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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earnhardtlvr, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Songster

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    does anyone know if baby chicks or chickens eat stink bugs?? i live in western MD and the stink bugs that came here from China or Asia are all over the place! it is horrible! has anyone's chickens taken a liking to them?? [​IMG]
     

  2. ladybug99

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    mine eat anything that move.. stink bugs included [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011
  3. kla37

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    If mine can catch it they eat it. Includes stink bugs!
     
  4. motoclown

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    My ladies gobble them up, we also gather the one from in the house and take them out.
    Not sure about the chicks.
     
  5. snazzyboots

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    i'm in md too. my friend that gave me some eggs said his chickens LOVE stink bugs. i'm really hoping mine do too. it was a major selling point to hubby:)
     
  6. WalkerH

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    Marylander here too, I've noticed they will certainly eat them but act like they just ate something bitter. Never hurt 'em though so I let them do their thing.
     
  7. earnhardtlvr

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    thanks everyone for ur replies!! I really appreciate it! I hope my girlies take to eating the darn things too than...I"m so tired of killing them everywhere! [​IMG]
     

  8. kagedgoddess

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    I am jealous! Mine wont touch them. [​IMG] Maybe va ones taste worse?
     
  9. Mommysongbird

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    Quote:And I was really liking this thread! [​IMG]

    We are just hatching our little fuzzies, and I saw a stink bug already in the brooder box (no chicks in there yet) and I saw this and started thinking, 'oh this is great, finally a way to get rid of these stupid stink bugs'. [​IMG]
     
  10. ladybug99

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    I have a friend who collects them in jar and sets the free in the coop her girls go nuts for them. [​IMG]
     

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