Hello, I'm new to chicken keeping. Just trying to figure out some ways of chicken feeding, rather than relying on the pellets. I am a bit confused, I must be doing my calculations wrong somewhere. A layer needs approx 17% protein per day right? Well let's say for the sake of argument you were raising your chickens on just wheat grains (forget variety and other nutritional needs for now, just about the protein). Well the wheat will have approx 12.5% protein in it. An average earthworm has about 7 grams of protein in it. I think a chicken eats about 100-125grams of wheat grain a day if it was living just of wheat grain (correct me if I'm wrong). So does that mean that if I chuck in one average earthworm into the 100grams of wheat, I've more than met the protein needs of the chicken for the day? 12.5 grams (in the wheat) + the 7 grams in the earthworm = 19.5grams of protein per day per chicken? Am I going wrong somewhere, or is one earthworm a day enough of a protein top up for one chicken?