California Black Worms & Duckweed For ducks?

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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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tokies

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@casportpony

Wonder if it would be any different than feeding earthworms or mealworms [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?
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.
 

tokies

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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?
 

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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.

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
 

tokies

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update

So, I keep getting question on how I do my blackworms. Duckweed, manure, leaves, waste alfalfa <old moldy stuff) <blender> --- I know some people do worms with like dog food and all kinda stuff but everything is basically free. In most cases, I'm being paid to take it. lol (be careful of grazon should be outlawed) It's a persistent herbicide. If you use all gound stuff like I do.

I've been looking into biogas liquid waste but I haven't needed to try because I make enough


Currently, I freeze bloodworms and blackworms and feed them off to the ducks. They basically get the worms and pasture right now. Plus a mineral pack. My feed bill is now lol +$2 per pound. Pastures and gardens look great. It's too bad I can't feed this to pigs as well. Looking into if geese like blackworms and bloodworms. I can't seem to get my hands on anyone local who has geese for me to try and see if they like it.

oh how I started getting so many worms so easily.
 

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