Category Archives: pest control
Preparing the street beds for spring planting I first pulled the winter plants (kale, cilantro), hoed the weedlets, and mixed in complete organic fertilizer (COF). During this process, I unearthed nearly 40 large grubs of varying designs.
Happy happy day for the hens.
Is there a professional or amateur entomologist out there who can help me identify these guys? What do they become? Continue reading
Yesterday was sunny and ‘warm’ (45 F), so rather than watch the Superbowl, we treated our chickens for lice. After talking with fellow members of the Seattle Farm Co-op, I opted for the soapy bath with neem oil treatment in … Continue reading
What’s the only thing better than internal parasites? External parasites! Our hen Blanca has a bad case of chicken lice. I have learned a lot about lice in the past few days researching the problem. 1 – Chicken lice do … Continue reading