Accidental homemade dried worms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by damselfish, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    OK, this is one of those gross yet funny things that I think my fellow chicken people will appreciate.

    We have a large enclosed concrete-floor patio outside the front door of our house. I have found that whenever I do a good seasonal sweeping of this porch, the chickens gather up outside the door to pick enthusiastically among the sweepings. I couldn't really figure out why until I looked a little closer.

    Being low to the ground, the floor often gets quite wet when it rains, and somehow or other we end up with a few earthworms on it. And what are the chickens out there snarfing down? Yup, naturally air-dried earthworms.

    Too bad there aren't more, I could probably sell them as gourmet chicken treats.
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    :gig You should sprinkle some more on there!

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