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Arizona Giant Crab Spiders

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by lovmychicks, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. lovmychicks

    lovmychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if the giant crab spider will hurt my chickens 4 are born Sep. 24 and 2 are born Oct. 18th, all are outside in a coop and I caught the spider on the inside wall of the coop it was ontop but droped in when I tried to caputure it. (finally got it though). Still alive in bowl accidentally took 2 legs off when cathing it. One from each side, if not harmful and i let it go will it still be able to survive.
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    While I might wonder about chicks with such a spider for the first few days, yours are at very low risk at their age.
     
  3. lovmychicks

    lovmychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I still have the spider locked up waiting for a friend of mine who knows about spiders (not a professional but is interested in them), but they have no idea about chickens so I thought I would ask. They eat flys, moths, mosquitos when they catch them, and lizards. But I have yet to see them eat a spider so I was really worried. I almost touched it last night when checking on the babies and saw it move that is how I found it.
     

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