Mealworm FRENZY!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by acissej, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. acissej

    acissej In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I ordered a batch of mealworms that arrived today. This is the first time they've seen mealworms. It was disappointing at first since they were just looking at them and not sure what to make of them. But that didn't last long! Once they got a taste for them, it was CRAZY. They were running all over with them in their mouths in a frenzy. They were taking them out of my hand so aggressively it HURT! It's a good thing I got a bunch of them. BTW, how do you store mealworms? The site I got them from said in a "sweater box" (what's that? like the box you wrap a sweater in as a gift?) but they crawl right out (even with the lid on). We put the box in another bigger bin but I'm still worried they'll be all over our basement.
  2. bsruther

    bsruther In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2009
    Northern Kentucky
    I usually buy them from the bait store. They come in a plastic container filled with sawdust. I store them in the refrigerator.
    I've found that they go just as crazy over pieces of lunchmeat. When the lunchmeat gets old it goes to the chickens. They go into a frenzy, when I throw a piece in the run. I like to throw a piece in that's to large for them to eat quickly. It makes for some good chicken chases.
  3. Bare bottom farm

    Bare bottom farm Songster

    Aug 23, 2009
    White Pine
    I put my mealies in a plastice bin with a lid with holes all in it with dry oatmeal and carrots for water.

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