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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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'

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    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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