PictureChickens feasting on Japanese beetles
It's the matchup we have all been waiting for: Lebron vs. Durrant, Brady vs Manning, Tyson vs. Holyfield, Tiger vs. Phil.  Wait this is a farming blog, Chickens vs. Beetles? 

At first glance Chickens vs. Beetles isn't a fair fight, well turns out you're right.  The chickens seem to win every time and it's a good thing too because Japanese beetles can do some terrible damage.  If you have grape vines and you see your leaves ripped up like the picture below, guess what, you have a beetle problem. 

Now the solution is simple, all you need is a few hungry chickens, a bucket, and a good arm for shaking your grape vines.  If you can't or don't want to place your chickens directly underneath your vines, place a bucket underneath the vine and then shake.  Most of your beetles will fall into your bucket, you can physically remove any hangers-on.  Once you captured enough of the beetles, bring them over to your chickens and watch the feeding frenzy begin and end.  Once a few chickens catch on, it's over quick.  That dish was full of beetles and in the time I put it down and snapped the picture, well you see what is left!

This method of beetle control keeps your chickens bellies full of free high protein food, eliminates the use of any harsh chemicals on your grape vines, and gets you more delicious grapes come harvest time.  Looks like a win, win, win to me!   



08/03/2016 5:57am

Now a days chicken is most useful things and many of restaurants are using this to making fast foods. But unfortunately some people are using bad ways to preparing it into days. We should abide by from such people and verify everything before purchase anything.

03/18/2017 12:31am

What a lovely idea! This is a creative way on how to get rid of the pest in your garden. So simple but very useful. I agree with every word that you shared. I think that is the fastest and not so destructive way of removing the beetles on your crops. The chickens play bigger role in this setup. I'm glad that you share this technique with us.

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09/13/2016 11:59am

It's very handy to have them on your farm. Thank you for this post.


I hope this was a real win for you! Is your farm very big?

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There's no damage in nourishing the grown-ups bug organize. In any case, in case you're keen on raising more than one era, I'd hold off on encouraging the creepy crawlies until after they are dead. They are worth more to you for spreading the settlement than as encourage for chickens.

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09/08/2017 8:51am

Great tips and very easy to understand. This will definitely be very useful for me when I get a chance to start my blog.


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