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Worms

Our resident moles have gorged on every meadow worm we had. In vain our chickens scratch and dig and keep their little beady eyes peeled. But no, not a wiggle in site. Unhappy chooks.

So today I resolved. A bit like vegetarian meat substitute, a search in the pantry turned up spaghetti. Perfect. Long, wiggly and I am sure they won’t be rolling it round their beaks for more than an atomic second to savour the flavour.

Out to the coop. Pasta worm wiggled appropriately..well as I suppose an earth worm wiggles and what a stampede! Jumping and stumbling. Pecking each other. A frenzy. I mean not just A worm but a whole handful.

Success. Maybe next time a quick dust with some soil for authenticity. And I just feel very sorry for the worms to be pulled and stretched out of the earth to be a chicken snack. Happy all round.

13 thoughts on “Worms

  1. I never thought of chickens eating birds, I guess it makes sense as they are modern day dinosaurs so would be voracious 🙂 Can’t wait to have some of my own mini dinosaurs!! Love reading your blogs about your gals.

    1. Thank you. Yes dinosaurs….Little terrors!! We do forget they are meat eaters. Bet mine moan on the quiet about being veggie all the time. Tied a cabbage up on string the other day. They looked at it then me with a sort of..what on earth do we do with that, look. Jump up and peck..fun,fun. Mmm no ..our owners an absolute idiot!

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