freezing mealworms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blackswamp, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. blackswamp

    blackswamp Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting to many beatles & I heard some people freeze there meal worms for there chickens for the winter months.
    How many of you do this? What do you do just throw them into a container & start filling it up?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Just putting them in the fridge will keep them from turning into beetles for quite a while. I'd think freezing them would kill them, but I also don't see what that would hurt either :)
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, if you want to slow them down, just keep them in a cooler area, down to about 60%. The cooler they are the slower they will grow. The chickens are perfectly happy to eat the beetles too usually. I never bothered for the chickens, but there is no reason not to freeze them if you want to save them as larva.
     

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