What a dream you provided your chickens right when they thought they weren’t going to get a bunch of worms. Free food and it is high quality food at that! Making little pockets of fertility takes work at first but now it might be self sustaining.So, had an exercise in "free protein" today. I'm in Rhode Island, and it's one week before Christmas. When it warmed up to 37 degrees this morning and there was a break in the sleet, I headed out to the chicken run.
I've been in the process of migrating the contents of the 14' x 7' composter I built last October into the four hay bale composters I built this fall. I've got probably 2/3 of it migrated.
I took a pick ax to some of what's left in the pile today to break it up so that it'll be easier to move over the next few days.
The amount of worms I uncovered in a half dozen whacks of the pick-ax was downright absurd. The flock was going to town, but they couldn't eat all the worms.
A crazy worm feast. In Rhode Island. In mid-late December.