I recently bought earthworms to add to my compost/garden, and my question is twofold: 1. I have free range chickens/ducks that can get into the garden. They're locked up now, but how long until I can let them out without worrying about my earthworm population? 2. How do I tell if the population is doing well and is there anything I can do to assist?
Stephens County Texas
Here is a great article on vericomposting....http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/worm/worm.html The ducks and chickens are going to harvest the earthworms if the soil is shallow enough and they have easy access to the area. I would consider a way to make it inaccessible.