Flies okay?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texas_chick, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    I have a lot of flies. We have horses and lots of manure or at least I am using that as my excuse for having so many flies around.
    My toddler and I like to swat them and feed them to the chicks who love them.
    I am pretty sure all of these flies are home bred chemical free (organic!) flies.
    The chicks have been getting starter as well as chick grit (free choice).
    Can I assume the flies are an okay treat?
    When we hold them to pet them they already are perking up and trying to catch their own!
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Flies are OK and appreciated. Next you'll be catching beetles, spiders and moths.

  3. welovechickens

    welovechickens Songster

    Mar 7, 2009
    Round Rock
    I would assume flies are totally fine for your chickies! [​IMG] I was cracking up at the "organic flies"! Too funny! [​IMG]

    ETA, I see adult chickens chasing flies all the time anyway, so I would think the babies enjoy them too. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  4. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    Sugar Land, TX
    I have some fluorescent outdoor lights attracting nearly a hundred june bugs or june beetles a night.

    Once I get my chicks underway, I think they will have a steady treat in the morning.
  5. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    today we skipped picking up the flies and just let the BR chick loose in the kitchen to pick up the flies herself. She did great!
  6. they're fine. mine like theirs fried (bug zapper...drops them into a pil on the ground underneath, on the ground)

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