protein of grasshoppers?

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

  1. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    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

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Very good source of protein! Free ranging will hellp your feed bill!

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