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Feeding Mealworms/Superworms/Butterworms/Waxworms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GarretTrezona, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. GarretTrezona

    GarretTrezona Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, im sure this question has been asked a million times. I have read on here that it is okay to feed your chickens mealworms. What about other types of worms like Wax worms, butter worms, super worms, Horned worms?

    I am a reptile guy and I have supply to many different types of worms. So i was wondering if I can only feed mealworms or if there are other worms that I can also offer as treats.
     
  2. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have fed mine mealworms, superworms and crickets.
     
  3. GarretTrezona

    GarretTrezona Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Chickens will very happily eat pretty much any bug, they should be excellent treats, and fed in moderation they should not be a problem ... they tend to be really high in protein though so if you feed a lot of them you might need to watch that. btw, mine absolutely love superworms, though I think watching them chase crickets is the most fun for us to watch.
     
  5. GarretTrezona

    GarretTrezona Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome can't wait to pick up some worms today for them to try out.
     

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