Earthworms as chicken feed
Ussery, my role
model in the chicken permaculture world, uses earthworms as a handy
source of protein for his chickens. I'm unlikely to follow in his
footsteps since the infrastructure demands are quite high, but I wanted
to share his process in case some of you are keen to give it a shot.
The worms decompose the
manure and breed like crazy in the process. At intervals, Harvey
scoops out five gallon buckets full of castings and worms and tosses
the whole thing to his chickens. The birds scratch through,
eating up the worms and working the compost into the soil. Free
protein and soil amendment all at once --- what could be better than
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