Hens love bugs and so do fish. Worm farming is one way to provide a steady supply of food for both. If you’ve never thought about farming worms and bugs, look at some of the many potential benefits:
- It is an inexpensive and unique way to keep your chickens fed with a high quality, natural protein source that will provide you with rich, yellow yolked eggs even in the winter
- Your garden will thrive when it is full of earthworms and beneficial insects like ladybugs
- Not only from the worms themselves, but the ‘worm tea’ they produce is a wonderful natural fertilizer for growing plants
- When it’s time for fishing season, you’ll always have worms at hand
- Also come fishing season, you can sell some of your extra worms as bait
- Don’t forget other insects, though. You can sell some of those to your neighbors, too
The best time to start thinking about an addition like this is winter or what I call prime planning weather. Spring comes around faster than we are ready for it sometimes, so if you’re thinking that having a worm box or insect box might not be a bad idea then start looking for a place to put your new friends. This company has a great FAQ section and their products are available in the US, Australia, Canada, and several other countries.
It’s too complicated to get into the how-to on my blog here, but I wanted to put forth worm and insect farming as an idea that is rarely considered. It can be as big or small as you want, but the rewards are very gratifying for those who love to homestead.