California Black Worms & Duckweed For ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tokies, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. tokies

    tokies Chirping

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    I have been culturing black worms in duckweed for 7 years. I have come to the point where I have figured out how to breed and culture them for about a penny a pound. Instead of buying it for 45 bucks a pound. I had a very greedy duck break into my duckweed black worm culture and eat to her heart's content until I found her. So, Now I'm wondering....... Can I feed the ducks with the blackworms?

    Is she going to get sick? I've checked her poop for the worms and I don't see em wiggling in there. I want to put her back in with the other ducks but I am a bit worried.

    A blackworm is normally to raise young fish. I've feed Daphnia to baby ducks before. Not black worms though.
     

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  2. Miss Lydia

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    Wonder if it would be any different than feeding earth worms or meal worms [live]

    Don't think I'd give 1 duck that huge gob. Why would you be worried about putting her in with the other ducks?
     
  3. tokies

    tokies Chirping

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    I'm not sure if it's bad for her or not. I put her outside the flock for a day or two and see if anything changes. I'm on day one. I checked her poop for the worms but it's not wiggling so I'm not sure. Then I got to thinking that those California blackworms are easier to produce as treats then earthworms or red wigglers.
     
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    tokies Chirping

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    I looked up some more info but still not sure on it.

    check her poop and looks ok. I'd love more information on growing

    California blackworms [Lumbriculus variegatus] for ducks?
     
  5. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Ive been throwing frozen cubes of blood worms and black worms into my ducks water and they devour it

    They are 10 days old and it hasnt harmed them yet. The old ones are fine too
     
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