Chickens eating gophers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JeffinCA, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. JeffinCA

    JeffinCA New Egg

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    Hey all, I haven't seen this topic yet, thought I'd ask...

    We have a bunch of gophers in our vegetable patch this year - and are trapping them one by one to get rid of them.

    Given our chickens love big bugs, I was thinking about tossing the dead gophers to the birds to see if they'd like them. I'm pretty sure they'd attack the think and eat it pretty quick - but wondering if anyone's heard of gophers carrying disease, etc. that might be harmful to the chickens? I know they eat mice, but not sure about gophers.

    Sorry if this is a rude topic :)

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I grill possums and coons to feed the chickens.
    I don't think I'd throw a whole raw one to them just in case.
     
  3. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is fresh, it is high quality food.
     
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Protien!
     

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