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Will my Chickens eat Love bugs (from the deep south)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoopDelisle, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the deep south and every year we get love bugs that cover everything. The bugs don't seem to hurt any plants but they get so bad that you don't want to go outside. These are the same bugs that fly around with their butts stuck together (go figure) and cover the front of your car when you are driving. So will my chickens eat them?[​IMG]
    Thanks in advance for your replys.[​IMG]
     
  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, your chickens will not eat the black love bugs. If they attempt to they will stop immediately. Birds will not eat them either. Love bugs fall into the same category as the chinese tallow tree and kudzu vine: "TOTALY USELESS!"
     
  3. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I was afraid you would say that. It probably would make the eggs taste funny if they did,[​IMG]
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    CoopDeslisle, where in MS are you located? I live in NE MS. They won't eat the ladybugs either!
     
  5. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi KristenH, down on the coast-Pass Christian.[​IMG]
     
  6. Reyort

    Reyort Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens eat them.
     

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