The cicadas are coming...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by debid, May 10, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    It's supposed to be a huge year for cicadas and I'm already seeing the little shells they leave behind when they transition to wings. I found a couple of them yesterday but wasn't sure if they were OK so I waited until I could look them up (not only are they OK, some people eat them). Fingers crossed that the chickens will like them because I'm not one of those insect-eating folks!

    And if I put a gallon freezer bag of them in the freezer, is that smart planning ahead for winter or disgusting?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chickens like them, I would say it is free protein.

    I would think it is a great idea.
     
  3. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my hens have learned that they go to our local trees to climb and dry and meet them early in the morning every morning. They love love love them. I think they'd love you if you saved some for them for later.
     
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