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Are too many mealworms bad?

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

  1. MyChickenCookie

    MyChickenCookie Just Hatched

    Jun 21, 2016
    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

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    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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