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Buckeyes and eating strange things...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FeatherMtnFarms, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that particularly buckeyes have been known to eat strange things like snakes, mice, frogs etc.[​IMG] Is this true? I know all chickens can eat these but are the buckeyes known to do this?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I've never owned any Buckeyes myself but I have a batch of 50 or so Buckeye pullets coming into my workplace the week after next. If I notice them trying to eat anything odd I'll be sure to post about it here!

    Mostly the ones I see going after the weird stuff, lizards and the like, are my turkeys, guineas, ducks, and all of my smaller chickens that get pushed around at the feeder. And my oriental games of course - they're basically velociraptors, so... not surprising. Come to think of it, Buckeye have oriental game in their background, so it makes sense that they might inherit some of their carnivorous tendencies.
     
  3. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that makes sense...
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Thought I may as well update with the Buckeyes. They were pretty average chickens. We ended up calling them Production Buckeyes because they came in looking like a pea-combed Production Red. They probably shared some blood. But anyhow, they ate pretty much the same as everyone else. No weirdness to report!
     

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