Grasshoppers for feed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shimano42, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Shimano42

    Shimano42 Hatching

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    Hello,
    So down at our cattle pastures in Texas, the fields have been destroyed by grasshoppers and the drought. The density is so high I caught 3 pounds of live grasshoppers in a fishing net in about 20 minutes. The species are called differentiated grasshoppers and are not toxic. The question I have is do you know of any commerical opperations that would purchase grasshoppers? I know that the reptile industry sells grasshoppers for $6-9 an ounce.
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I don't know of one but if chickens eat dehydrated grasshoppers like they do dried mealworms you could be sitting on a gold mine.
     

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