Feeding Spiders to Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Oboistonquack, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am terrified of spiders and am currently looking at one that is way too big for my comfort. It's body is about the size of a kidney bean. I have some 4 day old chicks in the brooder downstairs and am wondering if I could feed it to them. I know older chickens eat them, but I was wondering about young chicks. I would prefer to not have to squish the thing and hear it crunch. *shudders*
     
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  2. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd feed it to them, lol.
     
  3. Mallory

    Mallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ewww! I so know what you mean! [​IMG] Hello Heebie Jeebies!! LOL
     
  4. Raen

    Raen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, you're going to pick it up and put it in the brooder? Gah! Brave woman.
     
  5. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took 2 vinyl records, a laptop, a heavy duty folder, a brother, a bed comforter, a lot of nerves, and over an hour of stressing and wishing it wouldn't escape and crawl up my arm. There was no way I was picking that up. The chicks sure did enjoy it. Chicken football [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahahahahaha.... eeeww i HATE spiders... i am petrified... yesterday there was a monster one on my door!!!!! uuh... spring welcomes insects!!!
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  7. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha.
    I tried to feed a spider to our chicks yesterday. My wife wouldn't let me.

    She said, "what if it bites them?"
    "It won't," I said.
    "What if it's poisonous?"
    "These aren't. Besides, chickens eat spiders all the time," I said.
    "Well what if they choke on it? You need to ask the people on BYC if we can feed them spiders. Just kill that one and get rid of it."

    Can you tell we're new at this? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    GC's DH
     
  8. TheMainException

    TheMainException Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ginger c. :

    haha.
    I tried to feed a spider to our chicks yesterday. My wife wouldn't let me.

    She said, "what if it bites them?"

    A spider bit my cat when he tried to eat it last week. First time I ever saw a spider actually bite anything! It was small than a dime and it bit his lip and hung on while he freaked out and tried to get it off his face. I don't think they would bite a chick tho, since chicks have beaks.​
     
  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A spider bit my cat when he tried to eat it last week. First time I ever saw a spider actually bite anything! It was small than a dime and it bit his lip and hung on while he freaked out and tried to get it off his face. I don't think they would bite a chick tho, since chicks have beaks.

    [​IMG] that is too funny. I guess not so funny for the kitty but still... [​IMG]
     

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