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Can too many mealworms cause a problem with too much protein?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kyexotics, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. kyexotics

    kyexotics Songster

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    Can they get too much protein, is that a real problem?...We checked a lethargic chicken's poop against a chart of poops and the closest thing was too much protein and we could only think of the handfuls of worms and bananas they eat...
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Grown chickens only require 16% protein in their diets, and sometimes when in molt the protein level may be bumped up to 20% or so to help regrow feathers. I would be afraid of causing gout or kidney failure with excessive protein over a period of time. Chickens should receive a balanced layer feed as 90% of their diet. They don't require treats or snacks, but if given, limit them to less than 10% of the diet.
     
  3. kyexotics

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    Yeah, I think we've been over-spoiling the baby doll...
     

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