Here in Aus, I have a good supplier of meal worms from which I order 1,000 large meal worms every 4-5 weeks at a price of approximately $30 including delivery. Yeah, not cheap as such but much easier for me, working full time, than cultivating my own but yep, if you want, you can have a meal worm farm at home.
Some will shudder at this practice, “chickens should not eat dairy” etc, but every Sunday the 5 girls get to share a small slice of cheese .. they love it! They all gather around and I break off a small piece and hand it to each girl, saying her name, which is how they learnt to recognise their name.
On the weekends, they help me eat my lunch or may be that should be they let me have some of their lunch
Be it hot dogs, or sausage rolls, a pie, quiche, sandwich, whatever .. as long as it is not on the Do Not Feed to Chickens List, I share.
They love sardines in oil and get a ¼ slice of watermelon every weekend when in season.
I do not leave food in the run or coop overnight, so each morning I take out their daily requirement of organic, coarse grain layer mix and a small side serve of some description. This includes, lettuce, tomatoes, steak, left over roast, corn, peas, green beans, potato, fish, chicken [yep chicken! ], sausages, the list goes on.
While some things may be harmful in large amounts; in moderation, not so much and as long as the diet of treats is in good proportion to the layer mix they need, all good.
To kind of borrow your "What I posted above are just my opinions..they are NOT facts". What I have posted above is basically just sharing what I do and I totally respect others' rights to do things differently as I hope they do mine.
Edited by Teila - 5/27/16 at 5:41pm