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Elderberry Bugs - Can Chickens Eat them??

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I have a friend at work whose yard is infested with these bugs, and she would love to see if she could borrow a few of my chickens and decrease her Elderberry Bug population?  I dont want to hurt my babies?  Does anyone know if they are safe for chickens to eat?  I want to bring some to the house first and see who even likes them if they are okay....
Let me know what you think???
Tina

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Tina/Tfpets      We have a variety of Poultry in our yards! 40 hr job, 1Super DH, 4 SN boys (28, 19, 13, 10)Llama, pygmy goat, and a duck Family, Fun, Reef Tanks, Vivariums, Poultry!
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I think it would be ok. They won't eat them if they don't like the. You could try.

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HEY LOOK!!! ---> UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events

---> Florida Fair Schedule 2013/2014 and  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

Heritage Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & soon Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds

Member of the American Poultry Association &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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I dont think its a bad idea IF they will eat them. On another thread they said they dont like the taste? But then people say they dont like the taste of Japanese Beetle either and I have seen friends chickens go crazy for those! It cant hurt to try and see.

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One child left at home, age 17) Dogs, cats, bettas, guppies, chickens, ducks, coturnix quail.
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