Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chicks Love The Worm



Dara and I have been pulling worms out of the worm bin to feed the chickens. While the chickens love them, I realize I am shooting myself in the foot, since I am trying to split my worm colony.

I went out to the compost pile yesterday and put a spade shovel in the ground around it. With one shovel of soil, I pulled out about two dozen earthworms. Here is a video of the chicks running around trying to eat their worm before another chicken steals it. Chicken pinball!



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Here is a video of the chicks letting Dara pet them, mostly because I think they are looking for more worms. Either way, they are becoming more accustomed to being handled. Hopefully when they are adults, they will be friendly to humans. 


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4 comments:

  1. thats great. I love how they all dash for them

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  2. Some call it, chicken football. =)

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  3. haha looks like you are going to need a larger worm colony

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  4. Yeah I am looking into propagating garden earth worms for them. I have to stop feeding the my precious red-wrigglers!

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