Grubs... eew... Chicken safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1FastFlamingo, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. 1FastFlamingo

    1FastFlamingo Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2010
    Brevard County, Florida
    My son has dug up some of those huge fat white grubs from the ground. We are wondering if they are ok for our girlies to tear up. My biggest concern is the pinchers on these things, would they pinch a hen`s crop pouch in her? I`ve never seen a grub move around muchZ let alone pinch us, I`m just curious for my girlies... Thanx all!
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Grubs = Chicken sushi = YUM!

    They will love them and the pinchers won't hurt them.
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    You're chickens will love them. Mine eat them nearly everyday and they are one of their favorites. Mine usually kill them by smacking them on the ground before devouring them whole.
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    YOU BET!! We were spliting some firewood that had some monster grubs in the wood & they were a big hit with the flock.
  5. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    My girls spent the fall de-grubbing my front lawn. I dont think there is one grub left anywhere there. Of course, I will have to rake it out and throw down some seed to cover some bare spots but hey--my front lawn is grub free and fertilized!
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Quote:My chickens get dangerously close to the axe when I'm splitting firewood that I have to feed them before splitting wood. They can't wait for the grubs to fall out! My hens will eat anything that comes out of the wood.
  7. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    One day I'll tell you about how I USED to have a very fertile compost heap....
  8. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Maybe scarab/june beetle grubs. They are fine for your chickens. There's not a lot of insects that can harm a chicken either.
  9. BWSY

    BWSY Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2010
    I don't give my chickens grubs from my dad's yard. He uses that grub x treatment stuff. All worms from my yard are ok. I never use any thing on my weeds/grass.
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Chickens are bulletproof when it comes to insects, terrestrial creepy crawlies, frogs etc..
    I would worry if anything they ate had been treated with chemicals.
    We are supposed to eat things that come from a plant, not manufactured in a plant.

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