disgusting question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MiddleChild, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    Quote:Yes, this is very true. Snails are too.

    And wild birds bring in all kinds of diseases as well.

    I put DE in their feed to try and prevent worms and other nasty things.

    But it's still a risk one has to factor in.
     
  2. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Songster

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    Well, I have a few toads, and I put out houses for them, and there is shallow standing water (completely unintentional), but I am still overrun with slugs. I can get 20-30 in one night in a single catfood-can beer trap. It seems to be a completely ecologically sound method that I will continue (though I've got to start buying beer by the case rather than the 6-pack), but I was wondering at the peculiar reaction from the chicksters.
     
  3. Okie Amazon

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    As disgusting as they are to step on, I can't even imagine how disgusting they must be to eat!
     
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    Quote:My girls slurp them down like oysters on the half shell.
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    My chickens wont even eat the worms that I so carefully pick up out of the mud after it rains...
     
  6. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Songster

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    OKAY ... So disgusting, indeed.
    Mine don't like slugs and I'm not going to encourage them.
    Slugs do carry parasites ... and the only redeeming thing about slugs is that they devour DOG POO.
    I've seen gangs of slugs belly-up to a dog turd like cattle around a watering hole. UGGGGH!
     
  7. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Songster

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    I avoid that one by completely forbidding dogs on my property.
     
  8. mhazelwd

    mhazelwd In the Brooder

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    yuk, I think if they have parasites that is a good reason not to feed them to you chickens. but the best reason is that they are disgusting.

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  9. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

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    Do all snails and slugs contain parasites? Or are they more prone if they are exposed to manure or dropping from other animals?

    My hens just love snails and slugs and I don't know how I'd prevent them from eating them.
     
  10. chickenpredatorkiller

    chickenpredatorkiller Chirping

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    My chickens wont even eat the worms that I so carefully pick up out of the mud after it rains...

    yeah, my chickens won't eat worms either... its kind of weird having chickens that don't eat worms.... maybe they will in the future.​
     

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