Big Ol’ Bag of Poultry Feed. Let’s see what the worms think!
Ask any old time worm farmer to list off some good “foods” for helping to fatten your worms, and there’s probably a decent chance that “chicken laying mash” will be on that list. I’ve always been curious about this mysterious (to an suburban worm warrior like myself) material, and hoped to someday have the opportunity to test it out as a worm food.
Well, I’m not really sure if I actually have “official” chicken laying mash, but I do now have myself a nice quantity of “Poultry Feed” (recommended for a range of ages, but actually called “Chick Starter Complete”) and can’t wait to see what the worms think of it! I am especially excited given the fact that I now have a nice uniform food material to use in the small “vermiponics” system I am putting together this week!
Here are the specs for this food, in case you are curious:
Crude Protein…………Min 20.00% (not too shabby!)
Crude Fat…………Min 2.00%
Crude Fiber…………Max 4.5%
Vitamin A…………Min 12000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3…………Min 2000 IU/kg
Vitamin E…………Min 20 IU/kg
My favorite line is what it says under “INGREDIENTS”:
“A list of the ingredients used in these feed may be obtained from the manufacturer or registrant”
Maybe I’ll write in to Purina just for kicks and giggles (and horror and screams?)
With a little water, and a little rot, the worms should love this stuff!
I have plans to try out a variety of different “feeds”, including “Worm Chow” (believe it or not, Purina DOES indeed make this) if I can get a hold of it – but this chicken feed should get us off to the races for now!
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