meal worm question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sweetshoplady, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I was going to get some meal worms for my chicks as a treat. When I brought them up to the counter, the sales girl said that I needed to squish their heads before giving them to my reptile because they would bite and injure my reptile on the way down. I said it was for chickens, she said they would still bite and to squish the heads. I figured I would ask if this is necessary and if anyone else has heard of this.

  2. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    I feed them to my girls all the time! i never squish their little heads.... [​IMG] How do you know which end is the head anyway? [​IMG] You can tell I don't look too closely at them....THEY BE UGLY! [​IMG]
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i have no idea, i have never heard that. we feed them to ours chicks and adults and feed them live they won't eat them dead and i agree haha which end is the head,lol.
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    That is absurd, do you think somebody squishes their heads for them out in the wilds. I feed LOTS of mealworms to all my chickens when it's cold and they will peck their heads usually before eating them anyway. You throw one of those buggers down in front of a chicken and see what happens. It's hilarious.
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    That is ridiculous.

    I raise mealworms. My chickens have eaten 10s of thousands of them, especially Snickers(my avatar) and Dot. I have never squished any.

    I even give them to 1 week old bantam chicks as treats and to tame them up. They take off running with the worm, before they know what it is.

    Morganton, NC
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] how funny - I couldn't IMAGINE having to squish heads - my girls go NUTS when the meal worms come out!
  7. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Thanks! I didn't want to squish heads either. Just wanted to give my chicks and hen a nice tasty treat.
  8. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    S.W Pa.
    Quote:That girl has absolutley no business workin near ANY critters after a statement like that.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    lol, now that's a first!
  10. noodles

    noodles In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2008
    Madison, AL
    Quote:So how do you raise mealworms?

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