Does anyone know how to grow meal worms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Siyabonga Mama, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. Siyabonga Mama

    Siyabonga Mama In the Brooder

    I just went out and nearly fainted dead away from shock at the sight of (I thought) the world's ugliest chicken lurking among my flock! But apparently the scruffy bald look is in at this time of year. Who knew? In the past my girls have always molted with dignity!


    Anyway, apparently they need extra protein to help them through this process, and I recall friends growing meal worms for their ducks years ago. Does anyone know how one gets this started? I would think it's much more convenient than having to go into town to buy them all the time.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    I can't help with the worms...Have you thought about switching feed to a higher protein amount?
  3. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

    Jan 1, 2017
    Coastal NC
    My Coop
    :frowHi there just popping by to say:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    That’s a CHICKUPINE if I ever saw one!

    I like all flock or feather fixer for higher protein.

    ***Also pssst. Heads up. 99.9% sure I spy Scaley leg mites on those feet. :oops:Sorry.
  4. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

    May 11, 2018
    Western Kentucky
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    I've raised a couple of WM Farms, for me it's easier to purchase freeze dried MW. It's really simple to do, the links provided are 100% great! Just make very sure your "treat" your bedding .... The first time I started one (sold later) I froze my wheat bran prior to starting, defrosted & never had an issue. Second time I started, again froze my wheat bran prior however, when adding more I "short cut" being that I was getting my wheat bran from a health food store. Big mistake :he

    I noticed the room I kept them in had all these tan brownish things in the ceiling corners ... Mites :barnie Ended up dumping the whole bin out ... Didn't go to waste as I emptied it at an area that everyone feeds feral chickens.
    KikiLeigh02 likes this.

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