Bugs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sadiee, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Sadiee

    Sadiee New Egg

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if there were certain bugs chickens can and cannot eat. I know some people keep them for pest control. Do they know what they can or cannot eat, if there is any restrictions? And at what age can chicks be fed bugs?

    They sell crickets and mealworms at my local pet store. Are they safe for chickens to eat as well? Thanks!

    By the way, there's an abundance of boxelder bugs where I am if that adds to the question.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  2. tjl1388

    tjl1388 New Egg

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    Mealworms are like cocaine to my hens. They go CRAZY for them.
     
  3. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most all animals wont eat things not good for them....just the real dumb ones
     
  4. myneek

    myneek Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here. Our chicken go mad for snails and slugs. The run round the garden like they've found treasure

    Again they seem to know what to eat and what not to eat if they roam.
     

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