I watch my chickens today eat ant eggs (larva????)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by big red chicken, May 6, 2009.

  1. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens was eaten red ant eggs. I guess they are called larva, this isn't going to hurt her is it. I have never seen this before.
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    It won't hurt her at all. [​IMG] from SE MO.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I hear that ants taste lemony. So the only problem with chickens eating them is the fresh citrusy breath.
    Perfectly fine.

    Imp
     
  4. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad to know that I won't go outside tomorrow moring and find my girls dead from eating the fire ants. I can sleep better tonight.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Oh! It doesn't end there. Next you'll be collecting the ants, so you can hand feed them to your chickens. Then runs to the pet store to buy crickets & mealworms. [​IMG]
    Imp
     
  6. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please dont worry bout your chickies! they will slurp up and eat any bug or worm they see. its good for them, lots of protein!
    thats FREE RANGIN;)
     
  7. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always wanted to try chocolate covered ants myself... But not grasshoppers though.. Too crunchy.
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i saw a ton by my duck pen today, do you think the ducks would eat em?
     
  9. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I wish mine would eat ants and their eggs. WE have more than the wasps cana eat. Everywhere we look there are ants. They have almost killed all my house plants and where working on the gardens.

    Can I borow them. I have enough ants here to kep them full and busy for the summer.[​IMG]
     
  10. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    I picked up a piece of plywood left from some shade/shelter construction a couple days ago. It had laid in the chicken pasture quite awhile. There was a huge ant nest underneath, on the soil surface.

    The chickens had an absolute feast for quite some time. Afterward, some of their crops were so full it looked like they would burst. LOL Lots of protein in that meal...and the feeder of laying pellets stayed close to full that day.
     

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