Buying dried Meal worms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TylerJ, May 26, 2016.

  1. TylerJ

    TylerJ Just Hatched

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    Hi all,

    I've been a lurker and have a small flock of hens. I tried raising meal worms, bought a lot from Rainbow Mealworms, and just didn't seem to get the process right to raise them. So, I was looking at getting some dried meal worms. Has anybody tried these? My hens and chicks loved the live ones... do they go as crazy for dried meal worms?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E0I9DIM

    Thanks!
     
  2. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love dry mealworms.
     
  3. Aquarices

    Aquarices Out Of The Brooder

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    Happy Hen Treats was what I tricked my girls into loving me with. They come running as soon as I open the shed door behind where they are stored. I bought the freeze dried mealworms because only one of my Cochins likes live worms. So she gets extra live worms when I have them and they both go crazy for the dired ones too.
     
  4. mcbrown7513

    mcbrown7513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never used Amazon for that. I get mine from Tractor Supply Company. Over priced for the money, but I have not been able to start growing my own
     
  5. JaysGirl

    JaysGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought some dried mealworms at TS and while there I decided to look in the "regular" bird section and they had a huge tub for almost half the price of the little bag in the "chicken" section. I couldn't believe it. Goes to show how bad they stick it to you when it's a specialty item. My chicks at 2 wks don't care for them all that much but I will keep trying:)
     
  6. hensandmorehens

    hensandmorehens New Egg

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    My hens don't like them. I have tried. But the do love their block of goidies.
     
  7. JaysGirl

    JaysGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    What is "goidies"?
     
  8. hensandmorehens

    hensandmorehens New Egg

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    sorry goodies. I bought them a big block for chickens to peck at they love it.
     
  9. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks love dried mealworms, Even the sight of the container gets them to come running. I use them as bribery to get them in the coop at night, and to get them to come over so I can pick them up for a daily health check.
     
  10. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also take a look at dried black soldier fly larvae - I found them to be a tad bit cheaper and "made" in the USA. Girls *love* them.
     

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