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Chickens eating Yellow Jackets?

 
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Will chickens eat Yellow Jackets? My wife and I are planning on getting chickens soon. I discovered a yellow jacket nest in my garden, under my wolfberries. Will chickens eat these?
 
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Yes, and so do our dogs. Spicy! Somehow they usually do it without getting stung. Usually.
 
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that's good to know! Thanks for responding!
 
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that's interesting. our chickens regularly kill mice, snakes, and plenty of bugs, but I've never seen them go after stinging insects.

I found a giant water bug recently. briefly considered feeding that to the ladies, but it seemed like such a novelty to me that I took pity on the thing and put it back in the river. where it promptly died.
 
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I've seen them go after wasps who make nests in the coop and the nests don't get too big.
 
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Since yellowjackets make their nest underground it may be easier for chexkens to get them, right?
 
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