feeding mealworms and other critters

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by trailhound, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. trailhound

    trailhound Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    I have some large mealworms (purchased for my gecko)- can my week olds eat these? I know they can't have a lot of treats, but am mostly asking in reference to them choking if I give them creepy crawlies while they are this small. I offered a few tiny pieces of carrots and oatmeal today, but they weren't interested.

  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    We fed our two day old chicks some full size crickets today. These aren't normal
    chicks. They were playing tug-o-war with the crickets. It was amazing.
    I feed my chicks whatever they will eat. Some will eat ground oatmeal out of
    my hand while others just ignore me.

    It all depends on the chick.
  3. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    You can give them ant's. If you feed them treats do they need grit.
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    My chicks go nuts over crickets, they chase each other around to try and snatch the cricket from the other one.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2008
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *well, I raise rolly-pollies for Chook, but haven't had chicks. I spose they'd eat em, tho.
  6. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    my kids get mealworms everyday as a treat-as early a 2 days old if they want them

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