Feeding worms from compost pile

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by drowe005, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking for worms in my yard for a while now to feed the birds, but havent found any yet. I do have a a few hundred earthworms and red wigglers in a compost pile, but havent ever gave them any not knowing if it would be OK or not. The compost pile is 95% rabbit poop, thats why I was hesitant.

    Any opinions on whether this would be OK to get worms out that pile to feed to them?
     
  2. Chicken Goddess

    Chicken Goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    possibly NOT. The chickens might get sick. and be careful about getting worms from the ground. they could catch a respiratory worm and you dont want that.
     
  3. Cyclingchix

    Cyclingchix Out Of The Brooder

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    Interesting? Don't chickens eat worms, bugs, and all sorts of stuff when they free range? Which is suppose to be good thing.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  5. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    What nonsense! My chickens have been scratching up worms and other bugs and eating them for 40 years with no problems!
    It's what chooks do all day - scratch up the earth and eat what they find.
     
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  6. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    eartworms is the carrier of the dangerous parasite which cause blackhead which is dangerous for turkeys. A chicken can be a carier and still be healthy when a turkey get along he will get sick....
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VM/VM01500.pdf
    see pg. 2, number 6 if interested in Univ. of Florida's recommendations about earthworms
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I side on the dont do it
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Our chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and other birds have been scratching worms out of the compost pile and from under the rabbit coops for over 50 years and also eating the poo and never had a sick bird.

    Maybe I'm just lucky. [​IMG]
     

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