They eat slugs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JoeStJohnIII, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. JoeStJohnIII

    JoeStJohnIII Hatching

    Dec 23, 2014
    Nokomis Florida
    I found out today that they eat slugs and tried to take it away from each other. that has got to be one of the coolest surprise bonuses :)
    Is there any cautions I should know about this?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Chickens are omnivorous. They'll eat any plant or animal that they take a liking to. That may be seeds, greenery, a worm, slug, cricket, another chicken or parts of a deer carcass.

    The problem with things like slugs, worms, crickets, flies, etc. is that they are secondary hosts of parasitic worms. Not a big problem if the chickens are healthy and rotating pasture helps.
  3. Slugs are good protein!

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