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Slugs how many is too many?

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WishIWasAWalton · 11/05/2008 22:42

I've been slug hunting morning and evening and collecting maybe 50 slugs on each hunt.

We have 4 hens only two of them are very interested in the slugs i leave for them.

How many is too many? Are there any sideeffects if they eat too many?

Thanks in advance!

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southeastastra · 11/05/2008 22:43

i wound't worry - slugs keeps away flys

TheDuchessOfNorksBride · 11/05/2008 22:59

Some people claim they can taste all that extra protein in the hens eggs. Which sounds utterly revolting. I've never noticed it in our free-range hens, even when they spent all day in the vegetable garden.

If the plentiful supply continues it might make them fat which may affect fertility and/or egg production or cause foot/leg problems from being too heavy.

It does sound a lot! Especially if they're fat slugs. But I'm sure it's fine. I am amazed that two of the hens aren't interested though!

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