Since chickens are omnivores and need animal protien and vegetable protien, I give them dehydrated grubs and mealworms every day, but I have wondered if dehydrated is healthy on a regular basis or do I need to feed live bugs. Live bugs are harder to store for long periods and much more expensive over time. Also live bugs are usually refrigerated and haven't eaten anything nutritious like free range bugs, so are they even a good choice. I hear some people give cat food for protien. There are dried cat foods with no sodium and excellent animal based protien such as salmon, and organ meat, (liver, heart, brain, etc. very high in Omega 3's). I have fed it to mine and they love it when I do.