Eating worms?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by havi, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
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    My chicks are 4 and 5 days old. I have a huge garden in the back and there are tons of worms out there. I was thinking about going and getting a few and putting them in the box to let me eat. Is it too soon? When should I let them eat worms? [​IMG]
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are planning to feed the anything but chick feed, make sure they have access to grit.
    Then you can go for it!
     
  3. angus

    angus Out Of The Brooder

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    Worms are full of grit
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aahhh, that makes sense, but I would still provide grit.

    Some say chick feed has grit, and assuming that is true, grit is still recommended for other foods. (Maybe because the grit never makes it to the crop?)

    The worms may be okay without grit, but what can it hurt to provide it anyway?
     
  5. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to raise composting worms (redworms). Worms have gizzards too, although on a much smaller scale. And, yes, they are FULL of worm-size grit. Chick size grit would be a good idea I think.
     
  6. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ahem. Well, bon apetit!
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I've given the chicks a few small worms and they go absolutly crazy! When they figure out what it is, they'll pick one up and run around [​IMG] with it in their mouths. Then the other 5 will chase her around trying to steal it. It is very funny to watch. [​IMG]
     
  8. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's better than TV!
     
  9. kaylakala

    kaylakala Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a bunch of mealies for my gliders and chicks.

    LOL for both species is the fastest way to make a buddy.

    Yikes I need to go buy some grit though!!
     
  10. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh I love it when one of my girls finds some tasty tidbit out in the yard, and then runs around being chased by all the others. It's a riot!
     

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