Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Natural Pest Control

Well spring is here full on and so are all the critters, creepies and crawlers.  But we have got a pretty good pest control thing going on now.  Our 4 chickens eat bugs like crazy around here!  Our first year before chicksens here in the woods the spiders were so gross, I was just disgusted and freaking out all the time... Every window and shrub of the property had a giant ugly spider right in the middle.  Last year our chickens are then all, I saw only 1 big spider.  I also saw one if my chickens eat a garden snake the other day like a giant spaghetti noodle!  

When the chickens are locked up at night and no longer free ranging and hunting the bugs in the grass and shrubs, we have 4 bats that come out and hunt the moths, mosquitoes and flying ants all night.  I also hear an owl but haven't see. It.  

And, our boy cat has become a good hunter and is killing chipmunks and mice.  We had started to hear nice sounds in the cieling but since our cat has become a hunter I haven't heard anymore noises!  

So now I just need to figure out how to get rid of weeds easily and naturally without pulling them myself!  Lol 

But those chickens I tell ya....they more than earn their keep!  They lay eggs every day, they eat all the bugs, we put their pool in the compost which is supposed to be the best and they love going down to the compost like and scratching around...so they even airate it for us!  They also keep my kids entertained, and my toddler just walks around the yard with them...they eat all our chicken scraps so I never feel like anything goes to waste.  Seriously.... They are awesome!!!

1 comment:

Debra Owen said...

It seems that your chickens are really effective as natural pesticides. Hahaha! Their presence and appetite truly helped eliminate the insects and other pests on your garden. Well, there are also safe pesticides you can use for better pest control. You just have to find the ones that will work for you, and won't harm your surroundings. In any way, thanks for sharing that, Candace! All the best to you!

Debra Owen @ Invader