Tomatoe Horn worms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carpe DiHen, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I thought I found they were bad. Enough of you have more experience than me so I retract my post. [​IMG]
     
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  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    They might be poisonous to reptiles, but they certainly arent to chickens. If they were, mine would have been dead years ago. They can't eat them fast enough. They play football with them, the funniest thing Ive ever seen. They grab it and RUUUUNNNNNN....till another one grabs it, gobbles it down.

    Not poisonous.
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    All my birds used to eat them with no ill effects.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    "Do not feed wild tomato or tobacco hornworms to reptiles. Tomato leaves and vines and tobacco leaves, which both species of worm feed on, are poisonous."

    I'd want a more authoritative source than just an anonymous someone who answered a question on Yahoo, especially since they never mentioned chickens at all​
     
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  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If thats the case, I got to call the news because I got dead chickens walking around squawking and laying eggs. My girls are disappointed this year only found about 4 hornworms this year.Great for my tomato plants [​IMG] not so great for the treat happy flock.[​IMG]
     
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  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I tried to give my hens a tomato horn worm, and they looked at it, and then back at me with a look that said, "YOU WANT ME TO EAT WHAAAT?" They wouldn't touch it! I don't know why.....

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  8. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That is exactly what mine do, not a single one will touch them, they look at me like I’m crazy or something!
     
  9. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomato Worms Chickens like them .But my Squirrel likes them most he just smiles with a Green gooy face...cva34
     
  10. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. Erroneous information. Not dangerous to chickens at all!
     

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