Chickens ate my venus fly traps!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sakmeht, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chirping

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    I bought some fly traps for my daughter and my husband found the chickens munching on them! I had them up on top of their temporary coop that I used when they were smaller. I figured they were safe. [​IMG] It's been a couple weeks and they are growing back but very slowly. Anyone else find their chickens eating something really strange?
     

  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

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    That is funny, sorry about the loss of your plants but seriously, how does a venus fly trap look tasty? Chickens are so weird.
     
  3. oneofseven

    oneofseven Songster

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    My chickens eat anything. Perhaps yours will start catching flies and eating ants now. [​IMG]
     
  4. remuda1

    remuda1 Songster

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    Perhaps they thought they should eat the fly traps before the fly traps ate THEM???? [​IMG]
     
  5. ziL

    ziL Chirping

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    [​IMG] That just made my day!
     

  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    Quote:[​IMG] That's what I was gonna say! At least the traps didn't eat the chickens! [​IMG]
     
  7. stano40

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    I found mine at times attacking hornets and eating them.
     
  8. flyboy129

    flyboy129 In the Brooder

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    Chickens are highly intelligent. I find it obvious that the chickens recognized the flytraps as a threat to their food supply and simply eliminated that threat. [​IMG]
     
  9. jomoncon

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    Let's see. Once my 8 girls had eaten all the grass, they turned to the elephant ears, cannas, amaryllis, bird of paradise, daylilies, crinums, and almost everything else in my once beautifully landscaped yard. About the only thing they have not eaten, thankfully, are my prized adeniums!! The gardens are now all fenced off, and I have happy girls digging holes everywhere. For the eggs & enjoyment they provide, I feel it's a fair exchange.
     

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