chicken won't eat worms

farmnut

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
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Hi everyone. This is a strange question but does chickens eat earthworms? I have been putting earth worms in the run and the chicken just looks at it then walks off. every picture i've seen shows chicken pulling worms out of the ground. So whats wrong with my chickens?
 

Rustywreck

Songster
11 Years
Sep 5, 2008
190
9
121
Solon Springs, Wisconsin
Worms are an aquired taste. I remember the not liking the first one I ever had, but now...

My chickens will go after anything that moves. I haven't seen them go after a worm yet.
 

Jlessl

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 6, 2008
46
0
22
Gainesville, Florida
The first few times I threw worms into the coop, they ate them up, now, they won't even go near them. Now beetles, look out, they love the crunchy bugs!
 

ChickaD

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
618
4
141
central Vermont
When my hens can work it into their busy day, they check out any gardening or yard project I'm doing to see if I might uncover any fun worms. Our "reds" are the first on the scene, and cluck at me as if to say, "Come on, hurry up!"
 

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
12 Years
Apr 29, 2007
5,028
7
271
Georgia
With our older ones, you best toss the worm and run, otherwise you end up with chickens all over you looking for more worms. Mine also are addicted to crickets.......
 

sred98

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
2,090
8
201
Oklahoma
No, you're not alone! Mine are terrified of earthworms. They run away flapping and screaming. Now, the huge locusts? They will knock each other down getting to them. Maybe it's a textural issue. I've tried smaller worms and they just don't like the sliminess, and I can't blame them! LOL! Now they love the mealworms, but those aren't slimy. Our petshop also has the calci-worms, which are grub-like worms that have had a calcium boost, and they like those, but they will not touch the big white garden grubs. But, I guess those are a little too "juicy" for them, too.

Chickens are picky! And since I only have 2, if one won't eat it, the other one won't, either. They are silly girls! LOL!

Try the drier jumping bugs like grasshoppers, or even moths and beetles. Those are my girls' favorites!

Shelly
 

Attack Chicken

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11 Years
Sep 25, 2008
8,751
14
271
Indianapolis, IN
I have 3 white leghorns. The male (Kernal) wont even look at them when I first showed them. But one of my pullets named Krispy just love them!!!! The once Sandy my other pullet seen her eating them she loves em aswell now. But still Kernal wont even look and them just walks away> The also love beemoths
 

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