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Japanese Beetles => Chicken Feed

Discussion in 'Skills and Smarts' started by Paisley, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    Here's a new way of giving chickens bugs, which is part of their traditional diet. Get a tanglefoot Japanese beetle trap. Empty it daily into a bag and put the bag in the freezer. Serve to chickens.

    I've trapped over a pound of Japanese beetles a week and given them to a neighbor who raises chickens. She says her chickens ate them up and laid eggs with thicker shells and darker yolks.
     
  2. Hammerwoman

    Hammerwoman New in Town

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    Honey, when I had chickens a few years ago, they were on patrol all day long. There was never an ant in the house, or a tick on the dogs. Chickens are relentless. Funny how mice never seem to get into the chicken feeders. . . because the chickens kill them.
     
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