Do you rehydrate mealworms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jimz1, May 15, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2010
    Coleman, Wi
    We bought dried mealworms from Fleet Farm and the chickens seemed to turn their beaks up at them! I let them soak in water for 15 min. or so then gave it to them, and they ate them. They didn't act crazy like they do for any other treat. About 1/2 hour later I gave them some bread and they went crazy. Is there a special brand of worms to use? I won't be raising any so that's out of the question. Maybe I should just feed them earthworms.
  2. hbwbk

    hbwbk Out Of The Brooder

    we buy live meal worms for them and watch the games begin. Worm tag goes like this IT'S MINE I DON'T CARE GIVE IT TO ME. NO I'M NOT SHARING. till they are all gone. we give them grapes banana and pasta. I usually do this at the same time at night. They also now the cont. I bring there treats in. The other day used another cont. and they did not know what I had. I totally confused them. [​IMG]:lau
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I wouldn't feed them earthworms as I have heard that they themselves carry worms, so as giving parasites to your birds. You can buy live mealworms on line if you don't want to feed the dried worms. [​IMG]
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Mine weren't crazy about the dried ones either at first. But after a few times, they started mobbing me for the dried ones just as much as any.

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