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!