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Cicada snacks in winter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Zenbirder, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are having an outbreak of cicadas here in southern New Mexico, I can catch more than my flock can eat! Can chickens OD on them or will they quit when they are full? My girls are 11 and 8 weeks old now. I am trying to keep the cicadas off a couple of favorite trees, a loosing battle, the tree bark is weeping all over from the egg laying. Thankfully they are a seven year type. I hear the east coast is due for an outbreak this year as well. I put a few dozen in the refrigerator for later but does anyone have any experience in saving them for winter by freezing them?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hmmmmm, I would think that by freezing them....they would make a great high protien snack later in the winter, when there are not so many bugs for them to get to! Good luck with those nasty buggers.....UGH! I cant stand them!
     

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