When you spot a bug in the house, get a chicken.


At least, that’s what my daughter did.

An earwig was in the doorway between the in and outdoors. Most people would’ve grabbed a shoe and flicked the bugger outside.

But, nope. She retrieved a chicken to eat it instead.



We like giving our hens protein, after all.

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  1. What I like best about your posts is that they spring the most unexpected (or should it be least expected??) happenings around your house. Love your daughter for her sense of giving protein to her hen and follow ahimsa by not squashing it under the shoe! ❀

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  2. Chickens are the underrepresented household pet. They are as effective, if not more so, than a dog when some type of food hits the floor. And they do bug duty! Not if only they could be potty trained…
    Good for your daughter, smart and kind!

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    • What happened was, she held the chicken up to it, and the chicken ignored it. She kept moving the bird around to be sure she spotted the bug, and still, the hen did nothing. Then she said, “Aw, man, is this one who doesn’t like earwigs?” because there is, indeed, one she discovered doesn’t. Ultimately, my husband scooped up the bug and dropped it in the coop. A different chicken ate it.

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    • It seems the earwig froze, petrified from all of us staring at it, so, yes, it was still there by the time she got back. Sometimes earwigs congregate under the base of the chickens’ food bin (foolish bugs), so the hens do all get that occasional treat, if they want it.

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