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boy do I feel stupid
#1
I have a long plastic toolbox in which I keep a bag of aubiose a metal tin of mealworms, my grit some mixed corn and other chickeny bits and pieces, this storage box is inside a shed along with a galvinised dustbin in which I keep the pellets.

During the summer I gave it its annual clear out to make sure there was no spilt corn etc in the bottom, within a couple of weeks I spotted what looked like rat poo in the bottom of the storage box <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/scared.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Confusedcared:' /> so I immediately checked the three rat bait stations and topped them up, putting one inside the shed. 2 weeks later the rat poo looked bigger and there was more of it so I moved the tha rat bait station actually into the storage box although I could see no sign of how the furry monsters were getting in. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/confused1.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':confused1:' />

Well weeks passed and I saw no sign of the bait being taken and yet there was even more poo and now some bits were almost a cm long and very fat, I decided I would for the sake of hygiene have to empty the whole box and have another good clear out.



As I lifted out the bag of grit nearest the poop it uncurled and started walking around <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':w00t:' /> looking for somewhere dark to hide, I had in fact found a colony of woodlice, did I feel daft or what?!



But at least I don't have rats, phew.
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#2
Phew bet the chickens would like a few woodlice with their food!
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#3
euwwwww! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/scared.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Confusedcared:' />
You've only got one life - live it!
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#4
Me thinks you should have gone to Specsavers <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
It never worries me when I get a little lost, all I do is change where I'm going
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#5
[quote name='Teazel' timestamp='1348952699' post='265864']

Me thinks you should have gone to Specsavers <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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I was thinking the same thing. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='laugh' />
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#6
Definately a specsavers moment there Goldilocks <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='laugh' />
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#7
Wow, your own homw grown chicken treats!!
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#8
I keep finding earwigs in my girls' feed, and in the top of the treadle feeder - not a big problem as they love them!
Never forget that life is a finite resource.

Experience is something you gain just after you needed it most.
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#9
[quote name='Sutty' timestamp='1349050102' post='265907']

I keep finding earwigs in my girls' feed, and in the top of the treadle feeder - not a big problem as they love them!

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Me too, the little blighters can get in so-called airtight containers,
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