Chickens, Stink Bugs and Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Maggiesdad, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! I've been searching old posts and I just want a refresher on this topic...

    Has anyone noticed a flavor change in the eggs hens that have been eating the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug?

    This winter we have been inundated with stinkbugs (here in Central VA)and I've figured out my girls love them! If using these for a protein supplement is not a problem, I think I'm going to design traps to hang from my ceiling fans that I can just replace the catch jar with a fresh one, and take the snack out to my girls.
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat generic stinkbugs in season without apparent ill-effect.

    Chris
     
  3. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured a few wouldn't hurt them, wondered if anybody might have an idea of how many was too many.

    Is that one of those things where you just trust the chicken - they will stop when they've had enough?
     

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