Feeder roaches for pheasant treats?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by dainironfoot, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. dainironfoot

    dainironfoot Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, just wondering if anyone raises feeder roaches(Dubia roaches) for treats for their pheasants or ducks. I used to raise them for my reptiles and they breed like rabbits and have a way better protein ratio than crickets. Just curious,

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  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see any reason why you couldn't, I feed extras to my domestic birds, they seem to love them. The species I have is Blaptica dubia, as well as Blaberus giganteus & Hissers. The first two are extremely prolific!!

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  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I raise dubia's for my chickens, I do not have pheasants or ducks but see no reason they wouldn't love them. My chicks start getting dubias at just a couple of days old (they have access to grit) I just choose the young ones to feed the small chicks.
     

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