what's eating my tomatoes?

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  1. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something is making big holes in my ripe tomatoes. Could it be squirrels?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:can you post a pic of the hole?..

    how big is it?
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It's your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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    We have never had a problem with squirrels, but slugs will leave pretty good sized damage behind.
     
  5. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your chickens free range? Chickens love ripe tomatoes!
     
  6. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on where live, I just discovered about 10 on the bottom rows that had quarter size holes so I watched and waited and sure enough little lizards were eating them. *(&*@#* things!!!!!
     
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I have heard of some type of disease in tomatoes.. i watched well last year and never had any problems.. i agree though pics would help....
     
  8. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around here the birds get them..... put one or two small holes in one and moves on to the next. They wait until right before they are ready to be picked...... we cut them up and give them to the chickens. (the tomatoes and not the birds!)
     
  9. rnrterp

    rnrterp Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it could be squirrels. They will bite into your tomatoes to get a drink.
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Slugs was my first thought.
    We have waaaaaay too many slugs here. The chickens will eat the smaller ones, but if they survive long enough to get huge they seem to work their way OFF the chicken menu. I just wanna [​IMG] 'em, especially if I catch them in the chicken food!!!
     

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