Grub worms for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tomofhb, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. tomofhb

    tomofhb In the Brooder

    Aug 27, 2013
    I have four 14 week old hens. I compost and have noticed white grub worms in my compost bin as well as the normal red worms. I often open the door to the composter when I let my hens out to free range.

    Here's my question, is it ok for the hens to eat the grub worms? They love them! When they get one they seem to announce it and run around as the other hens chase them. It's hilarious!

    I try to let them free range almost everyday and I always open up the compost door as a treat. Is this okay to let them eat worms everyday?


  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Grubs or insect larva are fine for chickens to eat, they sure do love them. A few every day are a nice treat and protein supplement for the girls, you might want to watch that they don't eat a ton at once if you have hundreds of grubs and only four chickens as the grubs are going to be high in protein. People actually raise insects like Black Soldier Flies in compost for their chickens, here is a thread from earlier in the year

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