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Tubifex worms

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by C0untrygirl82, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. C0untrygirl82

    C0untrygirl82 New Egg

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    My chickens found the lateral or leach line from the septic tank out in the horse pasture. But they are digging up and eating red worms out of the mud. The ones in the clear running water look like Tubifex worms. The ones they are eating are larger and they are digging them up in the mud further down from pipe. Is this going to give them parasites or make them sick. It says online they are used for fish food. I can't make them stop eating them the are free range chickens and they eat everything and I mean everything!

    Thanks! - Jan
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Picture needed of those being consumed. Lets rule out insect larvae, especially crane fly before screaming worms.
     

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