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How old before mealworms or treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rulucky, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. rulucky

    rulucky In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2012
    I currently have a mealworm farm I've been keeping. I am ready to start treating my six month old and my year and a half old laying hens to them. I also have chicks that are six weeks old...can I also give the mealworms to them as a treat too or is there a prefered age for this...also how about treats from the garden or kitchen...my older hens love em...can I share them with the chicks now or should I wait for this?...thanks for any help.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    At 6 weeks they are old enough for treats. Just make sure they get some grit to help them digest it.

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