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Are too many mealworms bad?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MyChickenCookie, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. MyChickenCookie

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    I was looking for chicken treats at an agriculture supply store and the clerk said that you shouldn't overfeed hens mealworms. According to him, a handful of them could produce an egg so big it rips tissues whilst coming out. Is this true?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No, that's not true. However too many could be bad in the sense that if you feed them too much and they don't eat their staple food as a consequence, they may miss out on vitamins and minerals and calcium.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016

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