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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Darlasmum, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Am i a monster? On Sunday I cleaned out my fish bowl - and not wanting any more guppie babies I culled the females and fed them to my chickens. I didnt just want to flush them, that seemed like a waste, and my three girls thought it was a great treat.
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I don't find it any different than feeding Meal worms or Crickets to the chickens, and they just LOVE it!
  3. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    I always get too many baby goldfish in our 1,000 gallon pond and if I could only catch those things while they are small...... Nah, I don't know if I'm strong enough. [​IMG] When I do get them they are a nice size and healthy so I always have people wanting them. I love my fish and would never hurt my big ones that I've had for many years but those hundreds of tiny new ones every year....
  4. armadamork

    armadamork Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2010
    I find it no different than catching a praying mantis and watching the girls fight, catch, and run with it.
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Circle of life. The only problem is between our ears.
  6. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2010
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I don't see any problem with it. I certainly think it's better than flushing them.

    Heck, I was thinking about catching carp in the spring just to feed the flock.
  7. cnodgaard

    cnodgaard Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    Sad to hear about the person who kills praying mantises. They are a beneficial insect and are protected in many states. [​IMG]
  8. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Quote:Agreed. Perhaps they did not realize how important they are and now will know!
  9. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I love Praying Mantis! We even had one in our house we named Fred, we would put out Hambuger for him, and leave the door open in case he wanted to leave, but for about a week, he sayed with us [​IMG]

    We had a caretaker come in to watch my Husbands Grandmother, and she flipped out when she saw it, and wanted to Kill it, but Granny told her NO, that is Fred, he doesn't hurt anything, leave him alone, LOL.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  10. shesaredroan

    shesaredroan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooohhh....... Thank you for speaking up for the praying mantis. True guardians.

    As a child I was terrified by them!!! So strange looking and the weird way they moved......
    ......fast forward many years and I have learned to be proud, excited and protective of one when it appears in my garden or on the side of my house.

    Now they make me smile. [​IMG]

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