feeding kingworms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Megs, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all, just curious if kingworms are a good treat food for chickens? i know people culture mealworms, but i can get an awsome price on 500 packs of kingworms at a local pet store (and would like to try growing them as well). i know they have very hard carapasses (sp?) so i dont know if they are any good for chickens
     
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  2. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those like the mega worms or super worms. if so then yes.
     
  3. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i only know them as kingworms but it is possible they have other common names, they get just over 1" and are like giant meal worms
     
  4. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    king or super worms are great for chickens
    they are not as easy to raise for oneself i found take way longer
    like 5 months to get to adult stage
    but when the pupate is the issue you have to pull them out and house them individually other wise the one not pupated will eat them
    other wise raise them just like regular mealworms
     

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