how much is to much "bugs"

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karlamaria, May 15, 2011.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my boys have been going nuts catching grass hoppers for the chickens, well 8 week old chicks. can we be feeding them to much? we also want to order meal worms for a continuous supply can chickens have to much protein ?
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Yes they can, but they will excrete to excess protein. I would just limit them. 2-3 a day. Just to be on the safe side.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should that also include how many mealies each can eat in a day?

    I fed mealworms for the first time the other day and they went NUTS. At one point, they all politely lined up and would take their worm... run and eat it and then get to the back of the line. It was amazing!
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Just think of them as a treat. Use the same thoughts of treats for them as you would for your kids.
     

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