Cicadas as chicken food?

jasonw
By jasonw on Mon, May 6, 2013 - 3:06pm

With the reappearance of the cicada swarms being flashed on most news sites these days, it got me thinking - Will backyard chickens eat cicadas? And if so - can you collect and harvest a free and viable source of food for your flock?  High in protein for broilers?  Anybody know if this would work? 

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Cicadas

Reports I've seen are that chickens love them.  If I had cicadas here I'd feed them to my flock!

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