The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Feeding crawfish to poultry

Lucy looking at a crawdad or crayfish

Will a chicken eat a crawdad?

That depends...I've seen some chickens run away after being pinched, but today I gave one to our White Leghorn and she went crazy for it.

We might think about breeding them for chicken food in the future or figure out a way to trap them from our wild population.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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crawfish traps are pretty easy to make - make a cylinder of hardware cloth and add two inward pointed cones for the ends. just zip tie it together and your in business.
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