So, we have a screened porch with a concrete floor on the front of our house. It's just above ground level, so when there's a heavy rain, the earthworms crawl up...and then of course they die & shrivel up. This weekend I did my full-on porch washdown for the official start of summer, and hosed/swept all those shriveled, icky worms out the porch door onto the ground (along with the accumulated road dust, the little fallen piles of dirt from my spring seedling pots, and who knows what else). And who should come along but my hen Dolly. She picked and poked in the dust & debris until she had snarfed down every one of those worms. Apparently it's like beef jerky for chickens. I told her that ladylike chickens don't eat petrified worms but she was eating too fast to listen.