Getting started with mealworms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jkmeaux, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. jkmeaux

    jkmeaux Hatching

    Aug 9, 2013
    I have 35-40 chickens & have to keep them in a chicken yard due to predators, so I'm always looking for "natural" things to feed them. Neighbors laugh at me when they see me with my wheel barrow & muck rake going around the pasture scooping horse poop for them. What can I say? I love my girls! I want to get started with mealworms, but I'm not sure how many to order & what size container to use. The info I've read so far are from individuals that have a lot fewer chickens than me. So, I need answers to:
    1. How many worms to start off with
    2. What size container to use since I have so many chickens ( I read a very good article that recommended a 10x17x6 container)
    3. How frequently should I give my girls worms once the "colony" starts to reproduce?
    Any help would be deeply appreciated!
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland

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