Can you give chicks zapped bugs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JenLiz, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. JenLiz

    JenLiz Chirping

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    Like from the bug zapper? We have a bunch of dead mosquitos in our zapper, I was just wondering if they would be safe for the chicks to eat? So far they have only had chick starter, dried mealworms, and some dried marigold petals and lavender
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Mosquitos are sort of nasty and carry diseases. Some mosquito species (Culex is the biggest one, I think?) can carry fowl pox. And there's not a lot of value in a mosquito body that's been sitting in a zapper anyway. How long have they been there? I'd skip it.

    Sorry if this question seems nosy, but you are providing chick grit, since they're eating mealworms, marigold and lavender, right?

    Good luck.
     
  3. JenLiz

    JenLiz Chirping

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    Oh yes I guess I forgot to mention that LOL Yes, they get chick grit. That definitely makes sense about the mosquitos, thanks!
     
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