mario worms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jay83, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks love mario worms, every time i open the hatch Betty especialy jumps to me waiting for me to give them some. We tried giving them corn but they arent interested. I tried spagetti today (plain) and they seamed to like it. (They probable like it because it looks like worms) [​IMG]
     
  2. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd love to know what mario worms are. The first thing I thought of was nintendo and then thought that's probably not it at all...
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had to google it. [​IMG]

    Mario worms are large meal worms.

    Perfectly fine to feed to chickens.

    Imp
     
  4. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

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    lol [​IMG]
    they both go mad betty trys to jump in and get it out of my hand, its so funny to watch.
     
  5. juliaaa

    juliaaa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HAHAHA I thought the same thing too lol
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do these go by the name of wax worms too?
     
  7. mjohnston

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    Regarding the worms. Can I freeze them in summner time, to be able to use them for feeding in winter? (It doen´t sound very compassionate, sorry)
     
  8. jay83

    jay83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, This is Jayceys other half.
    Mario worms are actually Morio worms lol she was nearly right.

    they are sometimes called super mealworms.

    wax worms are a completly different worm. leopard geckos love these, but they can become addicted and wont eat anything else, they are also very fatty but good as a treat, not sure if it would be the same for chickens????

    Im not too sure why you would want to freeze Morios untill winter? they can be purchased all year round online or in most reptile shops. and as with most things they will be more nutritionally beneficial Live rather than frozen.

    hope this helps.
    Adam
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011
  9. shober

    shober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought of Nintendo too!! My girls like any kind of worms, Mario or Morio, [​IMG] they go wild! They will be 4 weeks old on Tues. and are growing very fast! [​IMG]
     

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