Insect larvae from pond --new food source for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Attila the Hen, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Attila the Hen

    Attila the Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2010
    Blue Ridge GA
    I was pulling out the old leaves in my tiny pond and saw all these wierd worm like creatrues about 1/2 an inch long. They are white/clear with a tubular body and long thin white tail floating from the end. I am hoping they are some poor insect's offspring that I killed off by letting the chickens eat them. The chickens liked them alot. Or they are something nasty that will hurt the chickens. I am in the process of worming. It's all too similar and distasteful. Anyone know what those creatures are that they ate?
    I am a firm believer that the chickens know what is best for them and won't eat it if it is not good. Am I naive?
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    sounds like mosquito larvae....I say eat away!
  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they'll eat them, I would certainly feed them. High protein, just takes a lot to make a meal. [​IMG]

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