Yellow jacket nest in the coop

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by longax, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. longax

    longax Just Hatched

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    Help! We have a yellow jacket nest in our coop. It is in one of the nesting boxes which is blocked off right now because our chickens aren't old enough to lay yet. The nest is about the size of an egg. How do we get rid of it without hurting the chickens?
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Take the chickens out of the coop and spray it with wasp spray!
    Then remove the nest.
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait until dark and using as little light as possible forcefully douse the nest with a pork & bean can full of gasoline. It kills wasps so quickly that they very seldom have time to open their wings. It simply freezes them in place.

    BTW, I assume that by saying "yellow jackets" that you are referring to paper wasps.
     
  4. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both ways will work choose your pick
     

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