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Do chickens eat millipedes?

Posted by acer 6b western NC (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 11, 12 at 14:40

We're having a millipede population explosion here, and they're driving me crazy. The bugs don't sting or carry disease, they're just EVERYWHERE this year, even getting into the house. I think last season's mild winter was part of the problem. The milliepeds have a strong odor which I believe may be partly due to simple cyanide or some other nasty part of their makeup. Will chickens help solve the problem?

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RE: Do chickens eat millipedes?

Chickens eat anything that moves,we were cleaning out chicken house once.saw a hen running ,here she caught a mouse yep ate it..

RE: Do chickens eat millipedes?

If you can keep the building dehumidified that will help keep them away. We have them too sometimes, they stink! Now of course we have asian stinkbugs too, I would rather have the millipedes again.

Not sure if chickens will eat them, but they love to eat anything smaller than them, I just saw my one rooster eating a mole- good riddance!

RE: Do chickens eat millipedes?

Chickens do eat anything. Certain things can kill a chicken when eaten, for example a maggot. Gives the chicken a syndrome referred to as "limp neck" and they eventually die.

RE: Do chickens eat millipedes?

  • Posted by Krt1 none (My Page) on
    Thu, Jan 3, 13 at 11:05

yes chickens will eat anything. if they were six feet tall we ( humans) would not be here. some people use fowl in their yards particularly ginny's to eradicate ticks and other bugs. i don,t know but can believe the maggot story as they are sterile because of an acid they are covered with

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