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My Girls and their Web-Footed Friend eating their Favorite Treat (Vid)

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Pet Duck Boy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Feeder insects! (If my roach idea caught your interest, see the vid to see how much my girls love me for it) [​IMG]

    What more can a chicken (and a duck) want for their late afternoon snack? No wonder my eggs taste so good. [​IMG]

    It's also funny how loud they complain after they find out I have no more. You can almost make out the word as they groan, it sounds like "Moooorrrrrrreeee!".


    Oh, and not for the squeamish!

  2. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina

    You've got some pretty girls!
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Your birds are beautiful and healthy looking! Thought there was going to be some eye poking and hair pulling between your 2 reds. [​IMG]
    LOVE the end where the duck bills the camera-that was great! [​IMG]
  4. Pickles03

    Pickles03 Chirping

    Dec 9, 2010
    Niagara Falls, ON
    Is it okay that I squealed like a girl when the bug crawled across your hand???


    But the chickens??? Totally cute...
  5. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    GREAT video! Once again convinces me that chickens really are velociraptors. Do you raise the roaches just for them? Is it hard to do? [​IMG]
  6. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:They sure are, lol. They weren't fighting eachother, but were actually pulling the roaches out from each others mouths. [​IMG]

    I actually raise the roaches for mainly my reptiles. (2 Bearded dragons, 4 leopard geckos) Also some other predatory insects I keep. The starter colony cost me a pretty penny, and some patience, but now I have an absolutely free protein treat for the girls. They get the surplus males, which just take up space in the colony.
  7. UrbanGrower

    UrbanGrower Chirping

    Sep 29, 2010
    West Jordan, UT
    How easy are they to raise compared to meal worms?

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oh my gosh Pet Duck Boy, I almost got sick, We lived in Fl all our lives born there, I HATE roaches, are these the same as the flying ones that normally live in FL. Gross, I'm glad your chickens like them but it was too much for me.
  9. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:They are VERY easy to care for, but might require just a tad more time than mealworms.

    @Miss Lydia - Haha, I know what you mean. The palmetto bugs around here creep me out, they run too fast for me, are spiny, and fly. These are NOT the same and are an exotic feeder from South America. They do not climb, fly, bite, nor run fast at all.
  10. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    Lovin it! I laughed and laughed. Gotta find me some bugs!

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