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Chicken feed and Bees
« on: January 12, 2019, 02:42:57 pm »
Chicken food is okay for bees...right?
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 02:50:50 pm »
Chickens only eat one food, right?
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 03:07:35 pm »
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Bees like pollen and nectar... right?
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 03:21:21 pm »
I sure wish I knew what you are trying to ask.
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 03:28:56 pm »
I sure wish I knew what you are trying to get across to me  :laugh:

I don't know about raising chickens. But the gal two doors over has chickens and an open bag of chicken feed, and my bees are all over it.

Is this okay?
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 03:34:02 pm »
Jen, there are 5 or 10 different chicken feeds on the market. I have no idea what she is feeding them. On top of that, people feed chickens things that aren't chicken feed, like oyster shells. She may also be feeding steroids, anti-biotics, or other meds mixed with the feed. You need to get more details.
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Re: Chicken feed and Bees
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 04:22:50 pm »
Chicken food is okay for bees...right?

A bag of such placed on the lid (flat roof) would;
*insulate during summer and winter
*serve well to hold the lid down (windy location)
*provide a distraction for ants
*tell the chickens (chooks) famine isn't in the picture

So yes, allowing a little lateral thinking ito the apiary would do no harm.. I'd reckon.

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