protein of grasshoppers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mrs. K, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Is there a lot of protein in grasshoppers? My mama hens are feeding my baby chicks lots of grasshoppers. They hardly eat any of the chick starter, although they do eat some.

    I have the laying hens and the hen an chicks all together, but my 2 week chicks are flying now, and can get into the elevated layer chicken feed, and do sometimes. And my laying hens get into the chick feed. I have it out in different places, and they all eat grasshoppers, the preferred food, plus table scraps.

    hope this works. mk
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Very good source of protein! Free ranging will hellp your feed bill!
     

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