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GREEN SLIME from CATERPILLARS okay for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SpeckledHills, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

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    There are GOBS of caterpillars crawling around our place right now. I think they are some kind of "armyworm" caterpillar or something.

    I've been catching them & feeding them to our 3 chickens for a couple days.

    When I pick up the caterpillars, a lot of times they squirt green slime on me. Some of it ends up on their bodies & sometimes they probably squirt it while the chickens are eating them. I read one place that some of the slime caterpillars sometimes squirt is toxic.

    Anyone know if caterpillar slime is bad for chickens? If so, how bad?
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011

  2. SpeckledHills

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    Um, anyone?
     

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