June beetles trap

Insects are the favorite food for chickens. Also they are plenty. The only problem is how to get them. Here is my first attempt to make a June bugs trap. It’s a regular plastic bucket. There is a small amount of vegetable oil in the bucket (3 – 4 mm, 1/8″).  It should be good for chickens. Some also recommend to give essential oils to chickens – this is an efficient combination of both.

The lamp is luminescent.  There is 1/8" of vegetable oil in the bucket. 4 bugs were caught in the first night.

The lamp is luminescent. There is 1/8″ of vegetable oil in the bucket. 4 bugs were caught in the first night.