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Why do chickens eat slugs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blumatablo, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. blumatablo

    blumatablo Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that if something eats a slug it numbs that somethings mouth. I was wondering why chickens eat slugs and if this happens to them too.
     
  2. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know but my adult hens love slugs... the little ones not so much.
     
  3. yo burrill

    yo burrill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For every animal on earth there is something that can eat them. [​IMG]
     
  4. humphrey farms

    humphrey farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I gave my chickens a slug they didnt have the faintest idea what to do with it. NOW! Life has changed! While free ranging they have found a few on their own lately and try to eat them from the catchers mouth! Silly chickens! It seems the one who worked the hardest gets the least! [​IMG]
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Why do chickens eat slugs?




    Because they can't get shrimp. [​IMG]



    Seriously though, our's will eat anything that doesn't try and eat them first. Slugs included.

    The only thing I've never seen our chickens eat are those little tiny bugs that live in damp places under old wood and stuff, not sure what they are called, we always just called them roly-polies. (They are light grey and look like an armadillo sorta)
    They turn their beaks up at those.
     
  6. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    those are called woodlice or woodlouse

    and my chicken love them

    i will lift a rock or old bit of wood from the ground and they will be all over it

    i just tap it over the run and the chicken go crazy
     

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