summer insects?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 2DogsCoop, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. 2DogsCoop

    2DogsCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one insects I am worried about are mosquitos because they are bad right now! Do we need to try and control them or are they not dangerous to our chickens? Thanks.
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you had done search, you would have found many threads about the dangers mosquitoes pose. YES, you need to protect your birds from mosquitoes. They spread disease, including fowl pox and various forms of encephalytis.
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my experience is mainly with broody hens! they can get anaemia, I've been there...[​IMG]
     
  4. ScouterJoe

    ScouterJoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a huge mosquito problem. So far as I've noticed the girls just eat them. Just a bit of a protein snack
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I wish my girls would eat them. Shoot they won't even get the japanese beetles.I have to pick and serve those! If you can get at the water sources for skeeters put in some dunks. I have a little pond that I need to empty and I hope they don't lay eggs in the kids pool.
     

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