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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by backinthecoop45, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2016
    North Central Minnesota
    Can chickens eat earthworms?
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Sure they eat pretty much everything! Bugs are a chickens most favorite treat. Earthworms do carry parasites however, so I wouldn't catch and feed these worms to your birds. Its ok if they find a few here and there, but too many of them could cause issues in the long run.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? All kinds of great articles on all the aspects of keeping chickens including treats and other goodies you can feed them... https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too agree with TwoCrows!! Mine love helping with the garden and the earth worms are a lovely treat for them. I have one hen Ginny and she can spot them from a mile off!
    She has a head start as she does not have a crest like my polish so it's easier for her to spot them.

    Please do pop by the learning centre link left for you. Lots of surer articles there that I'm sure you will find most helpful.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. backinthecoop45

    backinthecoop45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2016
    North Central Minnesota
    Thank you! Glad to be here! This is a great site and has helped me & my ckicks alot! :) Yeehaaw! 'keep on chicken'! :D

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