caterpiilars

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by henryhoe, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chirping

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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?????
     
  2. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chirping

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    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???????????
     
  3. henryhoe

    henryhoe Chirping

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    Anyone???[​IMG]
     
  4. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    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 [​IMG]
     

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