If an earthworm doesn't move when it's touched is it dead?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DelBlueHen, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. DelBlueHen

    DelBlueHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like an idiot for asking, but I just got some European earthworms to raise for my chickens and after I put them in their habitat, many of them are just laying there. When I picked them up, they don't move. Are they dead already?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    How cold is it where you are?
    I suggest moving them to a warmer area. One of two things will happen.
    1. They will warm up and start moving
    2. They will warm up and start smelling.
    I hope they start moving.
     
  3. DelBlueHen

    DelBlueHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're Euro nightcrawlers that like it cold. They're in my basement -- @55 degrees. They weren't moving this morning either, so I fed them to my girls, who weren't very interested. Maybe because they aren't moving.
     
  4. 3goodeggs

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    save the soil and toss it in your compost. there may have been some eggs in it. You never know.
     

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