henryhoe

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 9, 2011
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Can chickens eat caterpillers?, my veg patch has been taken over and invaded by the caterpillers, i was going to cut the leaves off and feed them to my girls, is it safe?????
 

MEchickenfarmer33

Chirping
8 Years
Jul 29, 2011
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Maine
i was wondering the same thing/ my girls were out yesterday and i saw a huge itchy caterpillar so i shooed it off out of sight. i was wondering the same thing???????????
 

TriciaHowe

Mother Hen
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
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Trenton, FL
Yes, they seem to know which ones they can eat and which to leave alone. My chickens won't touch tent caterpillars or luber grasshopers but anything else is fair game that I have noticed...Even if they don't eat the caterpillars I bet they gobble up the leaves
 

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