Eating lizards-South Florida

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Beed, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Beed

    Beed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys,

    I have my chix in the house as we have had an influx of bobcat, raccoon and many, many coyote these days. Also have eagles in our back yard. In our area it is normal to have lizards in the house. They crawl the walls and floors eating spiders and bugs. I just witnessed my Cochin gobble one up. Is it okay for her to eat them? I know skinks are poisonous. This was a baby spotted lizard. I am thinking good protein. Googled but couldn't find anything conclusive. Thanks for any answers.

    Beed
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Can't see where a lizard would be much different to them then the frogs that mine eat all the time. Good source of protein.
     
  3. farmboy

    farmboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea mine eat lizards all the time. Have not had a problem yet.
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love lizards & as far as skinks go,they have ate those too with no ill effects.
    Like Gritsar said, good source of protein.
     
  5. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours eat lizards all the time [​IMG]
     
  6. Beed

    Beed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay great, thanks for all of your replies. I guess it was a pretty stupid question. Glad to know about the skinks. [​IMG]
     
  7. Nikki28

    Nikki28 David Bowie is my co-pilot

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    Really coyotes that far south? I knew they were in North Florida ...... They are everywhere I guess!
     
  8. Beed

    Beed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they are down here. You don't see them often. Just recently there was an article in local paper about the influx of them in our neck of the woods.
     
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  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yummmooo your chickens get all the good grub.
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blech. But yukkers for us equals yummers to our birdies!
     

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