feeding chickens termites

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fedexDan, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone !We put a log in our coop and found out that it was full of termites!After chipping it open our birds filled them selves up on the tiny insects. Are temites safe to eat on a regular basis ?[​IMG]
     
  2. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    Chickens would eat them on a regular basis if wild. Think of it as extra protein.
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Oh yeah, they'll love them.Great source of protein.
    When hubby chops firewood,we can't keep the chickens away.They love wood beetle larve,too.
     
  4. fedexDan

    fedexDan Out Of The Brooder

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    this forum is a great place for beginners like me!! Does any body know of a reliable place to buy meal worms on line??
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Not sure about online (but most any pet supply site). However, if you have a pet store nearby you would, most likely, be able to buy them cheaper there since you would save on shipping. I know most places will get things like that in bulk for you if need be.
     
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana

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