Everyone knows that chickens eat worms! But...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by werttyy, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY CHICKENS WON'T EAT ANY WORMS!!! They don't take the initiative to dig for them and when I place them on the plate, they won't eat it either! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I witnessed my RIR grab one yesterday and suck it down like a spaghetti noodle..it was amazing! [​IMG] How old is yours? My girl is 8 weeks. Maybe she needs more time
     
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love worms!
     
  4. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try mealworms... by far, their favorite. You can get dehydrated ones at Lowes Home Improvement Stores. Yum!
     
  5. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    Mine are not big on earthworms either. They love the dehydrated mealworms but only play around with live earthworms. They'll grab a mosquito out of the air and will go after some ground bugs, but not all of them.
     
  6. yesfantina

    yesfantina Out Of The Brooder

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    my 8 week olds LOVE earthworms.. but

    are mine the only chickens that could care less about the dried meely worms? they just aren't interested...
     
  7. adgcountrygirl

    adgcountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love dried meal worms, and every kind of bug or creepy crawly they can get their beaks on!!! I love watching them jump half way up the fence, pluck a grasshopper and land like a ninja on the run!
     
  8. Pebbles

    Pebbles Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls like worms but their very, very favorite is sow(pill) bugs. They pass the worms over for the sow bugs.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have some that will eat them and some that act like they don't even see them when I offer them. It's just differences in the birds. But ALL my birds will eat mealworms.


    @Jerseycoop: The ones of mine who will eat them suck them up like spaghetti too. It's pretty funny [​IMG]
     
  10. ScouterJoe

    ScouterJoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never seen mine go after worms. I didn't know about meal worms. They do love every kind of bug they can find. I've watched them picking mosquitos right out of the air. They do enjoy japanese beatles. I've set up a beatle trap that uses no pesticides, just a sexual and scent lure so that I can give them to the girls.
     

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