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Can chickens eat amphipods?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LuvingPaws, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. LuvingPaws

    LuvingPaws New Egg

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    We live near the beach, and have easy access to a surplus of these little crustaceans called amphipods. Our girls love crickets as a treat, but instead of spending the money on crickets, we can collect the amphipods for free at the beach.

    Does anyone know if it is safe to feed the chickens these wild-caught critters, or is there a possibility of disease / bacteria being transferred that could make our girls ill?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I didn't know either, I don't live on the beach, but always open to new info...so I found this quick link for you:

    http://www.newlandgrange.com/page15.htm

    yes they say....and not sure about the bacteria, according to this site, if they were wild, they would be eating them anyhow...
     
  3. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like they would have some calcium(sp) content? What about salt?
     

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