Mealies Killed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BellevueOmlet, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father-in-law came over and used my garage the other day. For some reason her took the lid off my meal worm farm (18 gallon) and threw a bunch of big 2x6s and wood in it. I came home to find my 10 month old mealworm farm smashed and obliterated. I am working on keeping the living alive since they seem pretty hardy and many survived but I could not believe it when I saw it. It is not much work to keep mealies going but replacing the food and checking on them and then to find them like that, I was pretty upset.
    My father-in-law and I get a long so he did not do it maliciously, he just does not pay a lot of attention to things like that. Time to start rebuilding the colony.

    Can I leave in the dead to be eated by the others or will that cause them to become more canabalistic?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually feed dead mealies off to the chickens. They're quite happy to eat them and I've seen no ill effects. Mealies tend to be a little cannibalistic anyway so leaving them in probably won't cause them to become worse, but the chooks will probably enjoy them more.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course. After you said it, it was so obvious. The chickens are the whole reason for the mealies anyway, that is who I will feel them to. [​IMG] thanks
     
  4. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I so sorry to hear this! Maybe you need to put a HUGE sign on the outside of the container that says "LIVE MEAL WORMS"
     

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