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Can chickens eat Stink Bugs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nittanyxi, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the subject pretty much says it. there are brown stink bugs all over the place here. Is it ok for chickens to eat them?
     
  2. Lilacfeather

    Lilacfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope so, because I'm hoping they can provide a little population control. They're everywhere!
     
  3. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I threw one to my girls yesterday and it was gone in a flash...so far, so good.
     
  4. birdsNbeesNseeds

    birdsNbeesNseeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CAN they?

    Well, I'd say that's likely.

    WILL they?

    Mine won't touch them if anything else to eat is around. They would take a nice moth first choice any day.
     
  5. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Mine have been eating them up thank goodness.
     
  6. dogdollar

    dogdollar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but it gives them bad breath.

    DD
     
  7. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so happy to hear that. I did not know of anything that would kill them or eat them
     
  8. Hunterlauren93

    Hunterlauren93 Out Of The Brooder

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    I catch stink bugs and freeze dry them or also known as roasting. They love them. I live in Virginia, and we have a TONNN not as much as last year tho. They are all over our corn plants. When my chickens were little they use to chase them around one would have it in ones mouth, then the other one would get it Very funny
     
  9. CaroleW

    CaroleW Out Of The Brooder

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    I give them all the stink bugs i find and all the baby stink bugs- they love them and I've noticed no ill effects.
     
  10. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls turned their beaks up and declined when I offered them stinkbugs. I wish they would, as we have too many of the stinkers in our garden!
     

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