Pros: Easy to feed, protein rich, great for teaching/training, easy ziplock bag for storage
Cons: this brand is a little expensive
Love to watch the girls come running and chase each other around, while snapping up the little dried bits of goodness! If we're not careful, they'll grab the whole bag out of our hands! It's so much fun, a great way to bond with our feathered friends and wonderful entertainment!
We don't bother with the 3.5 oz bad though, we usually get at least double that amount.
I was excited to try this product, and at first my chicks liked them! However, they were not nearly as exciting as crickets, or any bug they would get off of the ground. Their coop is attached to a large run, so the outside critters were a lot more exciting. Occasionally I'll put some in the coop, but usually the chickens take a few days to eat them all. A great treat option for some, just not for my flock.
Pros: Tames chicks quickly, they absolutely go nuts for it, will make you smile over the antics.
Cons: Addicting for both you and the cacklers. You want to treat them, they want the treats. They are a bit spendy.
I am new to keeping chickens. Saw this at Wilco feed stores where I bought my first chicks. Bought it and some chick grit to try taming the little ones a bit. Holy Cow!! they absolutely go nuts over these. The small bag was gone in about a week and a half, with me giving about two small handfuls a day, at most. The babies wanted to peck my hand to shreds, jumping on my arm and doing all they could to get them before the next chick could. I started calling these chicken crack. Read how some put these in water before giving to the foul, gotta try that next.
I've never bothered with purchasing Happy Hen Treat Mealworms, because I just purchase the mealworms for wild birds. Same exact thing for nearly half the price. And you probably even get more mealworms.
Cons: Even the largest bag offered isn't big enough!
According to the reactions of my girls, these treats are the only treats worth having. That is next to fresh caught crickets. I highly recommend. Also, my local feed place advised to let them soak in water about 10 minutes and they'll plump up and become more "life-like". I guess that means they'll be more squishy. They advised that this will help the girls get more water and they'll enjoy them more! Will post an update after trying that!
Pros: Chicks love it, can break them apart like potato chips
The last batch of hens I had, I gentled down using bitten-off pieces of apple, which eventually had them in my lap. My new chicks, however, were treated to dried mealworms. At first I was kind of grossed out because, you know, it's worms. However, no sooner had I stuck the dead worm into the brooder than I had fuzzballs all over me! It's really cool how they know what a worm is from day one, and because of that, I get willing victims of fluff-butt cuddle! Already invested in a 10oz bag!
Pros: My chickens LOVE them, easy to store and feed, great source of protein.
Cons: Pricey for such a little bag, now my chickens expect to get these every time I give them treats.
I bought these last Christmas for my chickens. They go absolutely crazy about them. I just wish they were a little cheaper for such a small bag. It's nice how they are easier and less messy than live mealworms but my chickens still like them. My flock will be receiving these for Christmas again this year. :cd
Pros: Every chicken loves it, it helps tame chickens
Cons: Can cause pushy chickens
I bought these for my chickens a while ago, and they loved it! My old, cranky leghorn hen loves it, my chicks love it, and my friend's tiny serama hen (who is visiting) loves it. They really do go into a frenzy!
I find that these mealworms are really useful for taming the chicks. They are very flighty, but when I give them mealworms, they come running over.
My old hen is already very tame but can be violent and picky. She loves these mealworms though, and keeps asking for more. The one thing I would say is bad about this product is that it makes her really pushy. I'll give her a few, and she'll keep following me and jump up at the bag and even peck me because she wants more. It's quite scary.
On the other hand, these mealworms work for all beak sizes, as the serama hen can easily break them into little pieces and eat them. They're also convenient because they're resealable (at least, the bag I got was) and not gross to handle as live mealworms can be. It has all the benefits of live mealworms minus the effort it takes to keeping them alive.
Overall, I'd recommend this product, but keep in mind that it can cause very desperate, crazy, pushy chickens that would willingly eat the entire bag at once if allowed.
Pros: chickens like it, dogs like it, cats like it-(i haven't tried it, though)
Cons: they'll run you down to get it!
one of my dogs burst into the midst of my chickens while they were gobbling up meal worms. i thought i was going to have an injured or dead chicken for sure! but, no, Penny just wanted meal worms and started licking them up off the grass. her big brown eyes are sooo hard to resist. and the chickens come right up to my feet to get them.
I started this little habit of giving them these meal worms as treats so that I could get the flock more tame. They love them so much I can pet them while they eat. I have spoiled them though and they expect to be fed them at least once a day. So this has become quite expensive!! I am learning to raise them now and it's quite easy, but not as quick as just buying a bag.
i decided to purchase happy hen treats Mealworm frenzy for my favorite rooster who is very picky about what he will eat. When i threw some of these into his dish he went nuts! I will definitely buy these again when i can but the price is a little high to me for a small bag which doesn't last here on my farm.
When the package says FRENZY, they mean it! Our chickens go wild for the Happy Hen meal worms. We are only on bag #2 and already the chickens recognize the sound the bag makes and the bag itself. Last week, while talking to a neighbor over the fence, I was holding a piece of material similar in size and shape as the treat bag. After a few minutes I had a chicken resting on my arm and another sitting on my shoulder waiting for me to open what they thought was a bag of treats! Crazy girls.
If you ever need to wrangle the chickens, this is the treat that will bring them scurrying.
Cons: It goes too quickly cause you don't wanta stop treating
I took the advice of my chicken friends and bought a small bag. After getting over the idea of handling these dried worms, I dished them out in my hand and sprinkled them around, never have I seen chicks gobble up tid bits so fast! All the chickens love these treats! I will always have thses on hand from now on.
( Bigger bag next time)
My kids and I love our morning ritual of feeding them the meal worms. They go bonkers. I wish they weren't so expensive. Because the cost though I use it as a reward for the chickens and my kids, hahaha! Well worth the money if you ration them out.
Pros: everyone loves it, no bad small, just love it
Cons: Some are crushed
I didn't believe in this. But I was I had to try it. I LOVE IT! All my poultry groups love it. It doesn't stink. I have turkey that haven't had many treats or human contact. They eat this right up and prefer it over LIVE crickets. Is there any way to give this item more stars? haha