So last year I did battle with earwigs in my garden all summer long, which basically consisted of me putting out cups of cheap beer for them to drown themselves in. This year I think I have a much better idea... The other day I emptied out a box I'd left outside overnight, and found the bottom of it swarming with earwigs. I ran out to the coop with it, but unfortunately a bunch of the little buggers jumped off en route. I put it on the coop floor, where the chickens were hiding out from the midday heat, and ripped it open. There were hundreds of little earwigs, and the chickens went crazy snapping them up. It was more fun than a bag of crickets! So I'm going to kill two birds with one stone and try to trap the little pests for a free protein and entertainment source for my girls. I was thinking I'd lay a newspaper across the lid of a rubbermaid bin overnight, then at midday when they're hiding between the pages dump it into the bin and shut the lid quickly to detain the little guys. Any of you try anything like this before? Any reasons why this might not be a good idea?