Do chickens eat lacewings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by equinehugger3, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    I'm doing this food chain thing, and I can't find the answer online. [​IMG] Do chickens eat lacewings? [​IMG] Yeah... Thanks!
    [​IMG] I'm so bad at finding answers online!
     
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  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Quote:Mine sure do. I buy Green Lacewing larvae and put them on my grapevines to control mottled leafhoppers and if my chickens see an adult lacewing, they go for it.
     
  3. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it flies, and isn't bigger than they are, they'll eat it. [​IMG]
     
  4. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

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    Um, noobie moment lol... what are lacewings? I`ve never heard of them before...
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  6. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found one of those buggers in my kitchen a few weeks ago! I have no idea how it got there...but was a little freaked out when I saw a bright green bug near my plants! I currently have an Avacado Tree growing (12-18 inches tall right now), a container of Cat Grass (Wheat, Barley, Oats, other grasses...I bought it @ PetCo for the kitties at Christmas), Aloe Vera seeds just sprouting in a tererrium, and a Dinosaur plant limping along. The avacado has been there since June, so I'm pretty sure it didn't come from the soil there (potting soil leftover from my planter garden last summer). The cat grass may have come with the egg/larvae in it, but the expiration on the package is fairly soon...how long do they live anyway?

    Glad to know it was a "helper" bug...but anything that has more than 4 legs or flies does not live long in my house! If the cats or dog doesn't get 'em, we squish them!
     
  7. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chickens will eat anything that can't move faster then they do. All bugs are yum yum if they can catch them.
     

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