how many mealworms can you feed 13 week old silkies?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by max101, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. max101

    max101 Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    I have studies this site I gave my 3 silkies grapes, yoghurt, oats and gave one of them the runs, so stopped feeding those now only in moderations. I read that they love mealworms so I bought some and wow did they all love them. They ate heaps so can 13 week old silkies eat to many? Can I harm my chooks I have had them since they were a week old
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think you have the right idea with moderation. A handful is a nice treat, but I wouldn't stuff them. As long as they are getting grit so that they can digest the worms, the silkies should be fine.
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I bought crickets last weekend for my week-old chicks. One figured it out, the other didn't.

    One chick scarfed 10 crickets in about 5 minutes. I could just imagine her doing a Homer Simpson impression: lounging on a sofa in a food coma, going:

    Mmmm... crickets... aalalalalalalaaaaa <drool>

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