mealworm

  1. bellamoran27

    how much do baby ducklings eat?

    so i recently bought three little ducklings & i’ve only had chickens in my lifetime, so i had to do a little research on what to feed them. i heard that mealworms were a good source of protein and a tasty treat, so i went ahead and bought them a big bag. the littlest one is about a week while...
  2. BeccaDoe

    Mealworm Questions

    Hey guys! So my girls are growing cute and happy, and I want to feed them some treats. I bought these dried mealworms from Hentastic. Will these be okay? Also, I read that the worms have to be beheaded? Does that go for dried as well as fresh?
  3. Johnny829

    Potential problem of mealworms?

    Hi guys, I started my mealworm farm three weeks ago. I bought 500 medium size mealworms and feed them wheat bran and fresh carrots. They have been doing pretty good so far and I've only lost two of them until today. Most of them used to hang out in the center of the bin or where I put carrots...
  4. Johnny829

    Potential problem of mealworms?

    Hi guys, I started my mealworm farm three weeks ago. I bought 500 medium size mealworms and feed them wheat bran and fresh carrots. They have been doing pretty good so far and I've only lost two of them until today. Most of them used to hang out in the center of the bin or where I put carrots...
  5. Sussex123

    Feeding Wheat to Poultry

    Hi, I am after a cheaper alternative to having poultry for feed and I can buy wheat and / or barley at a very cheap price per ton. I was wondering if I could give it to my pekin ducks, muscovy ducks, saxony ducks and sussex chickens as their only diet from my. I would give them probably about...
  6. Johnny829

    Protein percentage for chicks

    Hi guys, I’ve been raising about 12 coturnix adult quails on the ground for their eggs. When I got them the first time, they’re already over 6 weeks. So I’ve been feeding them 24% for quite a while. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/dumor-chick-starter-24-50-lb?cm_vc=-10005 And they...
  7. Sussex123

    Quantity of food for Muscovy Ducklings to Duck

    I am looking to start raising muscovies but was wondering how much I need to feed them (in grams) meaning for instance (completely made up) 1 day old 100g and then 1 month old are 200g so on so forth until they are adults. Will Muscovy ducks eat corn, sunflower, mealworm, fish, watermelon and...
  8. Johnny829

    Mealworm substrate

    Hi guys! So I'm hope to get suggestions of cheap bulk mealworm substrate besides wheat bran. I'm planning to have my own mealworm farm and starting big because I'll be having 35 chickens. And I want to treat them good everyday. I was told wheat bran is the best bedding for mealworms...
  9. Johnny829

    mealworm substrate

    Hi guys! So I'm hope to get suggestions of cheap bulk mealworm substrate besides wheat bran. I'm planning to have my own mealworm farm and starting big because I'll be having 35 chickens. And I want to treat them good everyday. I was told wheat bran is the best bedding for mealworms...
  10. Johnny829

    Mealworm bedding

    Hi all, So after watching lots of videos on YouTube, I learned that wheat bran might be the best bedding for mealworms. And I literally drove to some of the nearest feed stores and it turned out that none of them had wheat bran. So I’m thinking if it’s okay to use whole oats. I tried to find...
  11. Chickadooo

    I'm new here and new to raising chicks too

    I've got 6 chicks that are approximately 2.5 weeks old and I've got 4 chicks that are approximately 1 week old. I've attached a picture of their setup at the moment. I try to keep one side of it around 80 for the older ones and under the lamp gets up to 100. I started mixing in chick grit to...
  12. Keeperoflock

    Mealworm and Heads

    Hi Y'all, I have been reading on here about mealworms. Some say the heads are bad for chicks' stomachs and then some don't say anything about them at all. What's everyone else's take on it? Am I supposed to pick the heads off of these things before I give them to my babies? Thanks in Advance
  13. Patinas

    Mealworm Farming Question

    I was just reading the following article on here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/how-to-raise-mealworms.48416/ Sounds easy enough but the question I didn't see answered is...do they stink? If I have them in the house in a mesh covered aquarium, is there a bad smell eventually?
  14. mesafox101

    should i get meal worms for my chickens??

    i really have no idea if i should get them or not and if so would meal worms for reptiles work
  15. Space Coast Mealworms

    For Sale: Mealworm Pupae Sifting Trays

    If you're like me, you have a mealworm farm at home to help feed your birds. You've done lots of research and have decided to hand-pick your pupae from the worms so they aren't cannibalized. At first it was fun and even therapeutic, but now it has become a tiring chore. If you don't keep up with...
  16. Space Coast Mealworms

    For Sale: Mealworm Pupae Sifting Trays

    If you're like me, you have a mealworm farm at home to help feed your birds. You've done lots of research and have decided to hand-pick your pupae from the worms so they aren't cannibalized. At first it was fun and even therapeutic, but now it has become a tiring chore. If you don't keep up with...
  17. ngennetta

    Misc Poultry items for sale

    (I reviewed the rules prior to posting this, and I believe this is allowed. If not -admins- please let me know and it won't happen again!) Hi everyone. I own a VERY small business (only me!) in Colorado. We have a variety of poultry goodies for sale. Because I think you guys are awesome, you...
  18. Cluckcluck1215

    To Much, To Bad?

    Hey peeps :frow I have a ten gal. tank with a failed-to-thrive Mealworm Farm.The beetles and mealworms died :( There is 3-4 in. Of Wheat Bran, Possibley 5 inches.I want to dump the tank out In the chicken coop run, to let them eat the beetles.Is giving them all that wheat bran safe?Or are they...
  19. MageofMist

    Is it really that easy to tame them?

    So, I was giving my injured female quail some mealworms and took her out to look at her toe, the swelling having gone down since yesterday... I gave her a mealworm while she was in my hands and she stopped struggling right away and ate it, I then let her go and gave her 2 more and well... Now I...
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