Duck ate a cicada- will it hurt her??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PoultryGirly, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I was cleaning out all of my chicken/duck coops and while I was cleaning out a coop, I looked over to the duck pen and the ducks were going crazy! A cicada was flying all around their pen and they were all chasing it (even my broody). Finally, my small call duck caught it and ate it. It took her a few gulps and it was gone. Will the cicada hurt her??
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't think so. I have seen wild birds eat them.

    True, you never know exactly, but I have not heard of a problem. If anyone knows otherwise I would hope they check in soon.
     
  3. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Amiga!
     
  4. five t guineas

    five t guineas Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, just wanted to let you know that our chickens, ducks, and guineas have all been eating locust for years. My mamas even catch them and feed them to their chicks.;)
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, thanks so much!!! That helps!
     

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