june bugs ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TinTennessee, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. TinTennessee

    TinTennessee Songster

    Mar 25, 2012
    Springfield , TN.
    My Coop
    Are these ok for my week old chicks to eat? My brooder box is outside & I woke up to find them playing tag with June bugs. Just incase you don't know what a June bug is, its a small flying bettle reddish brown I'm color. Thanks
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

  2. Madam Hens

    Madam Hens In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    I would give them a few and see what they do with them. Years alog I would give our young chicks a few Japense bettles and they loved them. Moderation is the key and watch them to make sure that they are not eating to many. Variation of high protein like that in my opinion would be good for them.
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Yes should be fine. I've seen people talking about catching junebugs to feed their chickens. Not sure about young chicks, but I can't imagine it would do any harm, our chicks used to devour all manner of insects.
  4. Last night the light attracted a few bugs, and they went crazy, jumping off the food dish to get a lil closer...

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