Meal worms anyone?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Canamer, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Canamer

    Canamer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am curious weather or not anyone feeds their chicken's meal worms....

    My son is attending an Ag Science and Biotech High School. Each year they have to work on an agricultural project. He had an idea to raise meal worms for the next school year. His idea came about because he also own's a gecko and a skink, and meal worms at the pet food store are very expensive. We are planning on getting chickens in a few weeks as well.

    So..obviously for his two reptiles he doesn't go through enough to make the project worth while, but he is wondering if he raises the meal worms for our chickens, and maybe to sell that it would be a worthwhile en devour.

    If you do feed meal worms, how many, how often, with what other feed?

    Thanks for your input.

    He is also considering fodder for the chickens, and is starting a project on that to see how to best reduce and hopefully eliminate mold growth. That idea was thanks to this forum!
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. harmonyhappens

    harmonyhappens New Egg

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    Hello!

    I feed my chickens Meal Worms all the time. More as a treat than actual food though. They go nuts and love them. Its like Chicken Crack, haha.
     
  4. Canamer

    Canamer Out Of The Brooder

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    So how much do you give them as a treat?
     
  5. Canamer

    Canamer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks You :)
     
  6. harmonyhappens

    harmonyhappens New Egg

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    I don't measure it. I toss it into their run. A few handfuls so they all get some.
     
  7. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    We feed mealworms as a special treat, particularly when they're molting. We just throw a few handfuls in the run and watch the girls enjoy them. When the girls see us coming with the mealworm bag, they crowd around the gate hoping to be first to the treats.
     
  8. JoeStJohnIII

    JoeStJohnIII New Egg

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    Meal worms are a daily fav. They hear the bag and come runnin'/flyin' :)
     

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