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teaching your chickens to eat pests

 
paul wheaton
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In this case, sawfly caterpillars were wiping out gooseberries and currants ...



 
marty reed
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that is cool
 
Emerson White
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I very much like this. I think he should trim up the lower branches on those puppies a bit so that they can get in there and scratch around a bit. That's one of the benefits to having a mixed flock. Say guineas to reach up high and pick off bugs while some bantam chickens crawl under the bush and scratch around a bit. No birds right now, and I spend what seems like forever picking those damnable bugs off our goosberries.
 
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