1 week old chicks and mealworms.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Jul 13, 2011.

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    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have chicks that are 9 days old. Should I cut up the meal worms to feed to them or let them take them whole?
     
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    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to cut them up and I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I offered them whole (at about the same age) and they knew precisely what to do.
     
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    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I watched a mother hen give three day old bantam chicks 2.5" red worms...and they hoovered them! Chicks seem to be pretty smart about not eating what they can't handle. What about hard boiled egg yolk for a protein source for your chicks? I crumble it up a bit with a fork or between my fingers - and stand back! [​IMG]
     

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