Cicada snacks in winter?

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

  1. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Songster

    May 3, 2007
    New Mexico
    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

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    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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