White Grubs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blasto, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. blasto

    blasto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any reason why I shouldn*t be tossing white grubs (you know, the ones that you find curled up when you pull up a clump of grass in your yard) to my two little pullets? We*ve been puling up weeds and clumps of crabgrass in the yard and the girls nearly sit in my lap and shake in anticipation of their next tasty treat. It dawned on me (after about the 40th grub) that I should probably check and make sure there wasn*t some awful toxin in them...
     
  2. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope not! My chickens love them!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Turtle

    Turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are Japanese Beetle grubs, I have been feeding my chickens them for a while and they love it.
     
  4. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls LOVE them !!!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Mine too. [​IMG]
     
  6. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yummy yummy treat. But keep in mind that most insects are intermediate hosts for parasitic worms and some diseases. Feed bugs sparingly to young birds.
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    In my opinion, any creepy crawly squirmy wormy is a good snack for my girls.... we even throw the occasional black widow spider their way.
     
  8. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens fight over them and are VERY interested when we're gardening [​IMG]
     

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