I was sitting outside this evening watching the ladies peck around the yard, eat grass and the things chickens like to eat. I saw my little tiny Polish hen pull out a HUGE worm and swallow it down whole. It made me wonder if the worm was wiggling around in her crop for awhile or if they die instantly. Just how long do you think a worm lives once swallowed whole like that? I know I know...it's time for me to buy a book or get a hobby instead of staring at chickens all evening.