eating lizards

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by i'mclucked, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. i'mclucked

    i'mclucked In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    My BO's turned 18 wks. today. They have been freeranging on my 10 acres for exactly two months. Usually when I come home from work , the girls come running to my truck. Today they didn't come running, to greet me home. Whenever i want my girls to come home, I yell"CHICK CHICK" and they come running ! My girls spend 12hrs. a day free ranging . They didn't respond to my calls. I finally found them,. I watched one of the four kill&eat a bluebelly lizard, six inch lizard, swallowed it hole. Are my girls going wild?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Chickens will eat lizards, frogs, toads, snakes etc.
    Perfectly normal

  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Eww [​IMG] My girls were out the other day and I caught them snacking on tiny frogs. Every year we get an abundance of these itty bitty froggies and this year is the first that I've let my girls range in the yard. For me that's gross. I am concerned about having frog flavored eggs. [​IMG]
  4. i'mclucked

    i'mclucked In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Thanks for replying to my post! I'm concerned that my girls are going wild. Tomorrow I will punish them by , not letting them freerange. Am I giving them too much rope?
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Why in the world would you deprive the chickens of FREE PROTEIN?!?!?!

    Plus they will have no clue why they aren't being let out. They will just be confused.
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop

    There is a thread where a member's chick tried to eat a big cockroach. Apparently it got stuck and the member pulled it out of the chicks mouth. My birds eat about everything. They found a nest of carpenter ants and had a feast.
  7. GrannySue

    GrannySue Songster

    My girls love ants. If I don't pick figs just as they ripen, the ants move onto the figs. So I pick the fig anyway and throw it to the chickens.
  8. threehorses

    threehorses Songster

    Apr 20, 2009
    I've seen my girls go absolutely BONKERS over snakes! Seriously - when they get one, they'll run around like 'OMG OMG I HAVE IT I HAVE IT NOW - WHERE do I go??? You will NOT get my snake. OMG!!!" etc. [​IMG]

    It's hysterical.
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  9. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    They're not going wild. They just didn't respond to your calls because they were doing something important. Eating a lizard is a big deal, you can't interrupt that! It's just something chickens do, and depriving them of free ranging isn't going to change it. [​IMG]
  10. edb

    edb Songster

    Mine were fighting over a frog the size of a golf ball, I never saw the outcome.

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