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Bought very small mealworms for 4-5 week old chicks. How important is it that I get the mealworms separated from the flaky stuff they're packed in before serving to chicks? Little boogers are TINY.
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Bought very small mealworms for 4-5 week old chicks. How important Not very. is it that I get the mealworms separated from the flaky stuff they're packed in before serving to chicks? Little boogers are TINY.  I feed mealworms, both alive a dried. I look closely for mold, etc. and do the smell test. I do not feed anything that is questionable.
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Thank you! I emailed the manufacturer to ask what they're packed in also.
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It's wheat bran.  Totally edible.

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Make sure that your chicks get some type of grit so that they can process the mealworms.

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"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

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Not only is wheat bran edible, it's very nutritious, too.
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