Can chickens have silk worms?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Theicequeen, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Theicequeen

    Theicequeen Songster

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    I see that chickens can have meal worms, i was wondering if they can have silk worms? I have to get them for my bearded dragon, and i was thinking of possibly breeding them but i can tell they are something that i will have more of then i need for my dragon so i was wondering if the chickens can have them? They are high in Calcium.
     

  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    I don't see why not... they will probably love them... and all the chicks will come out of the eggs with little silky baby outfits!
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    mmaddie's mom :

    I don't see why not... they will probably love them... and all the chicks will come out of the eggs with little silky baby outfits!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sure they will like them.​
     
  4. Theicequeen

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    mmaddie's mom :

    I don't see why not... they will probably love them... and all the chicks will come out of the eggs with little silky baby outfits!

    [​IMG] that would be very cute,lol.​
     
  5. waldeneffect

    waldeneffect In the Brooder

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    We tried raising silkworms this past Summer(2013) to increase the natural organic protein in our chickens diet.

    http://www.avianaquamiser.com/posts/Breeding_silkworms/

    You need a Mulberry tree...they only eat the leaves, and when they get big you need to feed multiple times per day.

    We concluded that it took too much time for the protein pay off. Might be better to use that time turning over rocks and stumps for whatever worms are in your local area. Never met a worm chickens didn't like.

    Maybe a fun chore for kids to help out with? Pay them a dollar per grown worm and see if they have a future in cultivating bugs for organic farm animals? You can get the eggs on Ebay.

    Would love to hear from someone else here that has tried this experiment.


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