Chickens for Pest Control

Cheryl Long shares reader suggestions about using chickens for pest control around the homestead, including methods to keep away mice and rats, grasshoppers and other common pests.



Choose chickens for pest control around the homestead.
Choose chickens for pest control around the homestead.
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Chickens clean up the grains left by horses that attract rats and mice.
Chickens clean up the grains left by horses that attract rats and mice.
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Chickens and turkeys are used to eat grasshoppers attracted to new gardens.
Chickens and turkeys are used to eat grasshoppers attracted to new gardens.
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