Do you think chickens would eat these?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Mahonri, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  2. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    Yup. Probably.
  3. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Bellingham, Washington
    Once our cat decapitated a sparrow, and a hen tried to eat it. Yes, I did chase a chicken with another bird's head in it's mouth. I think that answers your question.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Do you think meaties would like them?

    Somebody could herd their meaties through them, keep them watered, provide a service and in a couple weeks everyone could have a barBQ
  5. ChickenPalace

    ChickenPalace In the Brooder

    I think when given the opportunity they will eat almost anything. My sister in Hawaii gets doves in her chicken coop. The doves are so dumb that they let the chickens peck them and eventually kill them.

    Then the chickens run around with the dead dove in their mouth because they do not want to share the food...

    Like I said, they will eat anything. Poor doves....[​IMG]
  6. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    My chickens LOVE crickets! I like the meaties and Bar B Q idea [​IMG] I just wish I had chickens a couple years ago when we had a plague of grasshoppers that came through...those pests ate all of my potted plants on my deck, along with just about everything else around here!
  7. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Huntingdon- West Tn
    I was thinking if there was a way to catch a lot of those when we have those mass hatchings, you could even dry or freeze them for later use. Pure protein- I've been reading lately about raising worms, mealworms and soldier flies. But so far only have a worm bed. Don't know if my 9 year old daughter would like the mealworms though- She would say they look too much like "magnets" [​IMG]
  8. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    those mormon crickets are NASTY!!!! I feel for those people that have to deal with them... we lived in idaho and every spring we had the wistle pig plague. when we drove to town the little bugars would suicide accross the freeway and get stuck in your tires..... I heard people talking about the crickets that same way that when you drove they would make driving difficult the road become slippery... YUCK!!!

    I dont think that money is wasted I think those poeples gardens are devistate every year!!! that small town has allot of families that depend on thier gardens to make it thru the winter!!!

    as for the chickens I KNOW they would LOVE to eat those but I dont know if having a couple hundred chickens running the town would be much better than the crickets.
  9. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    Agreed the would love the feast!
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I imagine that they would go crazy for those bugs!! Box 'em up and send 'em here, right? [​IMG]

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