Diggin up worms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kdolly87, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey y'all! So I went out and dug up some worms cause I had given them some last week and it was a feeding frenzy. Today I took in a squirmy hand full and they seem to be horrified! What the heck?! Anybody have any ideas as to what may be going on?[​IMG]
     
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possibly the big blob of them frightened the chicks.Mines have never reacted like this an djust went in for the kill.
    Next time do it1 by 1 worm.
    -ThePRfan
     
  3. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh y

    Oh you're probably right!! They are pretty young the oldest is just 5 weeks and the smallest are about a week old. I did get some extra though to keep for later. We'll try again in a bit. Thanks :D
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Problem.How have you and the chicsk came?
     
  5. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're doing great!! Little gimpy isn't so gimpy anymore! I guess she had a sprain or something. Bonnie(easter) is sweet as pie, Marilyn(orpington) is turning out to be just so mellow. Nancy and gimpy(Wyandotte) are pretty high strung compared to the others.
     
  6. binky1902

    binky1902 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine do the same thing...one day they fight over them, and the next day they may just turn around and walk off. I think it has to do with whether or not they need the extra protein. If their body needs it, they want it. Just one of those cool nature things I guess :)
     
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  7. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're probably right! I'm going to try it first thing in the morning tomorrow. Breakfast worms yummy!
     
  8. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Do be aware that Earth Worms transmit all kinds of internal chicken parasites. Not saying that they are bad for your chicks but that a credible risk exists.
     
  9. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my girls were chicks they went nuts for earthworms. Now that they are fully grown they can care less about them. Drives me nuts as I had a vermiculture setup to raise worms for them all year, disassembled the vermiculture bin and dumped the results into the compost bin.

    Mealworms, now that's a different story. You can lose a hand while feeding mealworms, but earth worms are ignored.
     
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  10. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EarthWorms further more,are bad for chickens.Causes parasites and a bunch of other stuff.
    Mealworms are my hen s fav,I totally agree you'll lose a hand.
     
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