frogs for snack????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newchickowner, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure this is the right topic for my question, but I discovered a frog in my chicken spa. I found it when I was taking my broody hen out of the coop and I brought her over to the chicken spa to get a drink and when I walked close it dove to the bottom of the pool. I thought, cool, maybe he'll eat the misquoto larva for me so I don't have to keep cleaning it out. WRONG, on another trip with my boody hen to the Chicken spa today, he was floating belly up in the pool. I scooped him out disappointed, and noticed he had some lacerations on his upper thigh, but no other indications to why he died.

    Would my chickens have killed him???? Do they eat frogs? and it was at least 3 inches long NOT extending his legs.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Yes, chickens will eat frogs, mice and even small snakes. It is normal for them to do so since they are omnivores.

    Dawn
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Don't be surprised if they did kill it. Mine have killed and eaten rats. [​IMG]
     
  4. domromer

    domromer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have put a hurt on the garter snake population in my yard!
     
  5. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine even ate a baby bird that fell out of its nest.

    I couldn't get to it in time. [​IMG]

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  6. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! I had no idea! thanks. They didn't eat the frog though, he was floating belly up still intact. Guess I treat them enough that they didn't really want to eat him.
     
  7. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some game birds free ranging and they will eat anything that moves.lol
     
  8. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Get a duck. It will eat the mosquito larva out of the pool without getting eaten by the chickens, LOL.


    Chel
     
  9. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm working on it, I just tole my b/f the other day that I would love to have a few ducks!!! He just gave me the evil eye. [​IMG] Not to worry, he'll cave in after a while, he likes to act like he's in charge to stroke his ego. You ladies know what I'm talking about! [​IMG]
     
  10. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if momma is happy everyone is happy lol [​IMG]
    been married 36 years to the same lady and i know its true
     
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