Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Frazzemrat1, May 23, 2017.

  1. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    So here's a question for y'all. I've been bringing my 4-5 wk old chicks outside in a pen in the evenings when I get home. It looks like this year will be another bad one for gypsy moth caterpillars... I could have sworn that they were not edible to most critters... does that go for chickens too? My babes will be going in the coop soon and I'm getting worried about it.

    Thanks y'all!! This website has been a huge help to this first time chicken owner!!
  2. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Mine wouldn't eat them, and I wished they would have....
  3. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Songster

    Mar 24, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Mine won't eat the caterpillars. I've tried, but they turn their beaks up at them.

    Once they become moths last year, though, the chickens would eat them - they'd pick them out of the air if they got close, and gobble up any I swatted and threw into the run.

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