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Grasshoppers for feed?

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

  1. Shimano42

    Shimano42 Hatching

    Jul 14, 2013
    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.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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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