"I think it's straight-sided, not angled, and a smooth finish. There are black rubber dishes with angled sides and a rougher finish that I've seen roaches enter and exit. Am I on the right track, Donna?"
"We only get them where the chickens don't regular, like the irrigation gates near the canal. They also hide under things where it's moist, and they live in the pipes. But when they emerge during the daytime, the birds make short order of them."
"Just an FYI - I have chickens, irrigation, and an older house...ideal setting for these awful critters. I had had enough and called Lady Bug Pest Control. Within a day, no more roaches. NONE. I believe the owner of Lady Bug is a chicken owner…"
"Many thanks. Ill give them a shout. I read about cucumbers, bay leaves, catnip, garlic, cayenne and oranges being good deterrents.
I am definitely being a roach breeder as I have provided a water source, ample chicken poop and kitchen scraps.
"i use the trap as well. I bought a plastic disc shaped dish to feed my hens in. The roaches come at night to feast on the crumbs, but cannot get out. In the morning, the hens are greated with hundreds (depending on the time of year) of treats.
"Go to the Bug and Weed Mart. They have spray that you can use around the perimeter of the house and another in the house that should take care of the problem and are not going to hurt you or your kids.
They're very nice and have just the thing for…"
"Do you have water nearby? When we irrigate, they come out of the pipes in swarms. Make certain the area is dry. I'm just guessing, but they may well be eating the chicken food dust and leftovers or chicken droppings, and possibly drinking the…"
"Hens Drinking AC Evap water?
I had a water barrel collecting run off from my AC unit on my roof to my compost and was wondering if I let it drip into a shallow pan in the chicken coop if this would be bad for the chickens?