caterpillars???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by animal_lover, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I was outside today and I decided to give the chickens a caterpillar I found. They would not touch it! That is the only that they haven't eatenthat I've given them; does anyone know why? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)Mine would not eat them last summer either. I think they some how know that they taste bad. If one did peck at it they would not eat it and none of the others would give a second look.[​IMG]
     
  3. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing.
     
  4. Shrader

    Shrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Odd. My girls LOVE caterpillars.
    Fight over 'em whenever I find one.
     
  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine won't touch the fuzzy ones,but if they find a green one,it's gone. [​IMG]
    They are falling out of the trees here,can't go outside without getting one on ya. [​IMG]
     
  6. animal_lover

    animal_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Oh, that might have been why, it was a fuzzy one.

    I haven't tried a green one yet. I will see what happens.
     
  7. newarkrooster

    newarkrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just going to post about those web worms, but I thnk I found my answer, I threw in a whole web today full of little fuzzy caterpillars and they seemed to not care about it at all?
     

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