I know a few people have already responded, but I will add my experience with mealworms with our girls. We initially tried live worms when we started buying mealworms thinking it would be more exciting for our girls and they would enjoy it more, but they were more pricey and had to be kept refrigerated and smelled if they died. We then tried the dried kind and really they did not act any differently. They were just as excited and anxious to eat them dried or alive. They started jumping up to try to get bag out of my hands if I did not give them to them fast enough. It was pretty funny to witness. We used them to get them wrangled back into their run when it was not evening. Now everytime we let them free range, whenever they want to go back to their run/coop, they all gather on the back porch of our house and wait until we bring out a treat before they go back. Its funny how patient and persistent they are in this routine. I have heard ducks also like them. I have yet to try that for ours yet. We try to vary what treats we give them to mix it up and keep them guessing. They like other treats, but nothing gets them quite as excited as the mealworms.
Edited by LeiaLayers5 - 3/16/16 at 10:30am