Best deal on freeze dried meal worms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Yay Chicks!, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Ok. So first off, do not judge me. I only have four hens in my backyard. It's not like I'm doing this for a flock of 40.

    With the birds molting and all, I've gotten into the habit of throwing out a handful of freeze dried mealworms in the morning. Lots of protein and all (they are confined to the run the majority of the time.)

    As of late, the feed store (Coastal) had been running pretty good deals on those tubs of Happy Hen Treats. But I went yesterday and they are out and not getting any more back in the the for seeable future.

    Our other local feed store (Wilco) has them, but they are more expensive. Since those are my only two local feed store options, have you found other sorts of places have them? Do you buy them online without the shipping killing you?

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  2. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Songster

    Oct 23, 2011
    East central Texas
    I found a place I get them from and the shipping is free I will look it up and post. My girls love the mealworms. I got tired of paying the high prices at the feed store. Like you said they are high in protien and they do love them so.

    They were very helpful on the phone and the shipping was fast.

    Ps I got a ll lb bag and divided it up in to quart bags and sold them on the side made a few dollars and still sold them for less than the feed store.

    So it helped support my Hens, meal worm HAbit
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  3. jomoncon

    jomoncon Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    I've found dried mealworms at Lowes. I don't know the weight, but it's around 4 cups in volume, for about $6.

    Don't make the same mistake I did & drop the container while feeding my girls. They had a extra large treat that time!
  4. LeeBeeN1954

    LeeBeeN1954 Hatching

    Aug 5, 2013
    I just ordered a bulk 11 pound order of dried mealworms online today.

    Believe me, I'm not one to judge…. I have 9 gals and they get a couple good handfuls of mealworms every day. If you treat your ladies often, you'll save quite a bit of money by buying in bulk. I store mine in two large metal buckets with tight fitting covers. Since I buy in bulk I don't have to order very often, so when I'm ready to restock, I find that if I Google, "mealworms for sale free shipping", I get the best price…it varies each time, and I've ordered mine from several different places over the last couple of years.

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  5. bowman11

    bowman11 Hatching

    Dec 25, 2014
    I have six hens and a few quail. I buy 11lbs. at a time. It's about 73.00 shipping included.
    I buy at
  6. Texgal57

    Texgal57 Chirping

    Aug 3, 2015
    Thanks Bowman11,

    I just purchased 11 pounds for $60.57 from Exoticnutrition thanks to your post! I got an extra 10% off using coupon code "
    76957". I didn't have to pay sales tax. Depending on what state you live in you may pay more. Great deal, thanks again.​
  7. yodisco

    yodisco Hatching

    Sep 10, 2016
    I recently just signed up for their website.... do you happen to have the latest discount code?
  8. BrandoMan

    BrandoMan In the Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Prewitt, NM USA
    I have gotten some but there expensive so I plan on breeding my own mealworms cheaper and u will soon have more than u know to do with and its not hard to freeze dry so u could give away what u don't need or sell. I feed mealworms to my turtle too.
  9. blue jay44

    blue jay44 Hatching

    Jul 31, 2016
    do you ever have concerns that what you buy are not actual meal worms? like some fake something coming from china?
  10. WRanch

    WRanch In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    I have been getting my mealworms from They have other varieties, but I'm sticking with the plain dried mealworms.

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