Meal worms

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PaulaSB12, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen people can get dried meal worms for chickens. Is it ok to feed them live ones? My local pet store does the live ones but not dried ones.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes! Most definitely, it's okay, and they'll love them!
     
  3. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feeding chickens live mealworms is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!!

    (They love them so much, they'll swarm all over you once they realize what you've got)
     
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  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can even farm them yourself. It is cheap and easy and sort of fun.
     
  5. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually, chickens will eat almost every bug and insect they find......slugs, spiders, beetles u name it. and they love 'em. they are high in protien, so its kinda healthy.
     
  6. The Hen

    The Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    When i cleaning up tomato plants from the summer i found a tomato worm and gave it to my ladies. at first they didn't know what to do with it then miss rustie grabbed it and ran with it. Gross [​IMG]
     
  7. The Hen

    The Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    my husband loves to watch our ladies chase the crickets and grasshoppers.
     
  8. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    occasionaly ill give them an earth worm, and the one who gets it had to run away to eat it as the rest chase her down trying to steal it.....its kinda funny to watch.
    they will also chase flies in the summer, but they arent too successful.
     
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  9. The Hen

    The Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    my ladies love the worms. it is funny to watch them chase each other for them.
     
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