An Adventure in Mealworms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickengirl4, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. chickengirl4

    chickengirl4 Chirping

    Mar 6, 2013
    So, I have been thinking about raising some of my own meal worms. I have been looking up some information about it. Everything makes it sound so easy. So if any of you have tried it, is it as easy as they say? What are some tips for doing it right? What worked for you? I am very interested, but I want to be very informed before I would do anything.
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  2. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

    Jan 1, 2018
    DC, MD, VA region
    :pop me too... or maybe black soldier fly grubs might be better...
  3. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    I'm still waiting on new mealworms after mine all went to Beetle.

    Course I am also waiting on Spring to come but that may never happen .

    There are Several postings about mealworms. Do a google search and this site should come up with multiple threads. I don't get a good search from on the site, but google pops them right up
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  4. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

    Jun 19, 2013
    Central Florida
    If you go to Wonder Worm Woman on FB, she has all organic live mealworms, and reasonably priced. First find your organic wheat bran, order it, and get it prepped, and bagged. I went to Wal mart, and got containers that are about double the size of plastic shoe boxes, and drilled a lot of holes in the lids. I let the first batch of worms pupate, and turn into adult bugs, so they would make more larvae. I give them mostly organic carrots for their moisture, and the occasional organic apple. I am working 4 boxes now. I've recently decided to fix up a couple under-the-bed storage containers, and use them too.

    My chickens LOVE the live fresh mealworms, but when I have too many to feed them at once, they're not picky, and will eat them from the freezer.
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