Grossest thing I've seen the chickens eat yet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JennsPeeps, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    PICKLED FLIES!!

    I made one of those homemade fly traps using vinegar, water, and sugar in August. Today I dumped it out and the chooks went wild eating the month-old pickled flies.
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    That is by-far the nastiest thing I've seen them eat to date.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You have just made your chickens a delicacy!

    Folks will be flocking to you soon for the recipe so that their chickens can be so blessed....

    Sorry you got grossed out, but it made me smile... you are just a chicken chef!
     
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh...I have one of those traps that needs emptyihg............[​IMG]
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I guess I made their flies the same way I made my pickles: I let them ferment for a month in the brine!

    Ew ew gross nasty disgusting gag barf retch
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very gross, but glad they liked it!
     
  6. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today my middle son was getting some dirt from a part of the yard, he found at least 60 grubs, the Delightful Dozen loved it - such a protein feast!
    Humm, are they still "vegetarian fed"? Do I have to reveal all the protein they get if it a natural source?
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Ya that's gross, but not as gross as when our chickens ate several of those weird white grubs with the orange heads and they kill grass! I was gathering grass for our pullets to eat and I found one of those Japanese Beatle grubs(a.k.a their "babies".) after pulling up a large lump of grass. It has big pincers and was huge! I picked it up with a stick and brought it to the girls, and when they saw it, they freaked out and grabbed it! They fought over it a bit, then scarfed it down! LOL really really nasty! [​IMG]
    This is what they look like:
    http://www.uky.edu/Ag/PAT/cat3/3fig49.gif
    http://www.hiltonpond.org/images/BeetleJapaneseGrub01.jpg


    EW EW EW EW EW!!!!!! GIVES ME THE CREEPS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    Quote:how do you make this here trap you speak of?
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Take an empty 2 liter bottle and cut it in half. Turn the top half upside down so it creates a funnel. Fill the bottom half with a mixture of water, white vinegar, and sugar. The trap will attract flies and they won't be able to escape.

    As an added bonus, apparently it makes delicious piclked flies for the chooks.
     
  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
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    Remind me not to come over to your house for dinner!
     

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