there is a spider in my tub...should i sic my chick?

newchik715

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i also hate spiders but i do love my birds so i want to know is there any spider to avoid for baby birds?
i let spiders live in my garden...not my tub!
 
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fowltemptress

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Nah. Most spider species aren't dangerous at all, and even the really poisonous ones are only a problem if they bite the chicken, which isn't likely to happen while a chick is tearing it apart to eat it. My chooks find and eat black widows sometimes.
 

tammyd57

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Put a couple chicks in there and watch the 'spider soccer' game
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lauren6

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We had a little house spider wander in the brooder the other day
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One of the less than a week old Barred rock chicks looked at it cranked its little head back and forth then POOF no more spider, it was so cute to watch
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Good to know they will eat Black Widows I was wondering about those, we have more than I would like in our backyard!! of coarse one is to many in my book, but I kill a number of them...
 

newchik715

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That darn spider survived 6 baby chicks! They even saw it! It crawled on their feet and all! I told the birds they had to go if they would not eat spiders! Anyway, i even killed and tried to show it to the girls. Not one taker. This is bad news! On the other hand, my garden should do well!
 

jettgirl24

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LOL! Your babies sound like mine. It's like they can't figure out they're supposed to eat anything other than their starter. They did eat a worm when I took them outside so I have hope, but they have no interest in anything else I've given them!
 

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