how old to feed mealworms?

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  1. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old do chicks have to be to feed them mealworms?
     
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Canada, from an ex-pat!

    I gave mine mealworms from about day 10, and they loved them right off. I was told to cut them up, but...EW. I gave them to the chicks whole, and they knew just what to do! Today (they're 8 weeks now), I'll be giving them their mealworms frozen to help with this infernal heat...
     
  3. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks!
     
  4. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been giving them to mine since they were about a week old. They LOVE them! I had some dried ones from backyard bird feeding and they loved those too. At one month old, they think whenever they see me they're gonna get some worms. (they are usually right) They have had earthworms and love them too. I almost lost a finger when I put a mashed up hard boiled egg in the pen. They really love them also. Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  5. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started on day 4 and I also provided grit. Check out our tread "Mealworm farming" for other info!!!
     
  6. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:could 4 day old chicks like mine eat earthworms? also, do chicks need grit if you give them that?
     
  7. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I never thought about offering grit. I usually put clumps of grass and dirt I dig up around the farm in their brooder anyhow so they get stuff from that. It would probably help to offer some grit since their crop needs something to grind the meal worms up with.
     
  8. MattMansChickens

    MattMansChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grit..., like sand?
     
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    bonnie57 Just Hatched

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