Okay... another newbie question here. Even before thinking about getting chickens, I always thought all birds, including chickens, LOVED to eat worms. They are everywhere in the ground, especially here in Portland, Oregon where we have no shortage of rainfall. So when I got chickens I was thinking... Yay! They can eat all our dandelions and won't they have a great time finding and eating all the worms in our yard. I let them out to free range for the first time last Friday (they were a little over 2 weeks) and one found an earthworm and I took it away, simply b/c it looked too big (it wasn't easy to get from my girl, either). And then yesterday I let one out again and she ate a tiny little worm. Now, as I continue to explore this forum more, I learning about gapeworm from slugs and earthworms. How in the world am I supposed to keep them from eating worms when they are everywhere? And just how common is gapeworm? What are the first signs or symptoms? Do I need to be worried?