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Harvesting Slugs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GarlicEater, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm idly thinking here .... I could lay out a few flat boards, then gather the resulting slugs from underneath and give 'em to my gals. Hmm, brush 'em with a broom or shop brush into some sort of pan....

    I *know* chickens love snails, but there's a dearth of them so far this year.

    Just an idea.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Some chickens won't eat slugs, some will. Mine let the slugs have their layer pellets. [​IMG] There was a video posted a few months ago of someone using scissors to cut up the slugs for their chickens. [​IMG]

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  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    My little roo got a slug the other day when I moved some wood. I was scared to death he was going to choke. As soon as went to try to get it away from him he slurped it down without a problem. [​IMG]
     
  4. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put out a pie pan of beer with a few layer pellets floating in it, the next morning I just toss the dead slugs into their run. The added pellets seem to attract more slugs than just the beer alone.
    Helps my chickens, helps my garden, and it sure don't bother me to drink 3/4 of a beer every evening to "make bait."[​IMG]
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:[​IMG] Now I am picturing tipsy chickens!! (That would have been a cool screen name...Tipsy_Chickens...I like it!! ) [​IMG]
     

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