Hello - I am new here and need some advice. I am in the process over this year and the next few in setting up my 22 acres as a pre-retirement investment in the form of an orchard. A few apple trees but have a 1000 wild plum trees on order for next year. Other plum types will be added also. I am also raising honey bees on site to help with the pollination of course plus honey sales. Here is the thing. I have those dang tent moth catepillars and they will destroy fruit trees. I will be adding bat houses this spring but want to know what chicken breed would be best for free range to devour those caters as they hit the ground. No caters, no moths, reduced tents the following year. etc. I am not worried about eating the chickens. Just want a good self defending breed that will stick around and do the job. I figure I would end up with a coop of some sort out in the middle of the acreage. The next door neighbor does have a dog. But if they can't avoid the dog then the local coyotes would have a field day. I don't really want to raise them from chicks, nor hold them over winter. Would chicks be mature enuf to free range anyway when those caters are crawling around? I live in central wisconsin. Thanks.