feeding snails and slugs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by the-bird-man, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it okay to feed chickens snails and slugs? i think i read it was not good for them but i am not sure. we have tons of snails here and if its okay i would like to feed the girls some. i would break them open for them
     
  2. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens can eat whatever wild thing they choose to eat, and it shouldn't hurt them. My chickens eat frogs and lizards, and I feed them snails and slugs all the time.
    -Hydrangea
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    If they will eat them they can have them. Mine won't touch them, but my ducks gobble them up.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    My ducks love snails. [​IMG]
     
  5. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay good! i did feed a slug to one of them and she loved it. it seemed like i read something saying it is bad but i was not sure. this is going to be a good free food source then [​IMG]
     
  6. kaankboom

    kaankboom Out Of The Brooder

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    It might be dangourous because the slug might of had poison[​IMG]
     
  7. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    But the same can be said for anything(!) they eat or drink. You can't be paranoid about it. [​IMG]
     
  8. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my girls eat them. I pull a board up off the ground and let them.go at it. Then again my girls caught and fought over a mouse.
     
  9. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think 100 years ago, I bet chickens age slugs and snails by the pound.

    Funny story about my dog. Long before I had chickens, I used to put shallow containers filled with beer in my garden and yard as a way to control slugs. As you may know, slugs are attracted to beer, crawl into the container and drown in the beer. I look over one day, and there's my Chessie, having her own version of Escargot, slugs in beer sauce. Yum!
     

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