Mealworm Questions!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by little farmer, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I want to start a mealworm breeding colony for snackies for my chickers. :) I have a couple questions. First of all, could they live in shed??? My chickens live in it, we insulated a part of it for them, but the other half is protected, but not insulated. I keep my food there, it's a dry place. So, could I keep my mealworms there??? I wasn't exactly wanting them inside. [​IMG] Second of all, where would I buy the mealworms? I know that I would order them online, but any suggestions??? Thanks!!! -little farmer
     
  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buy them from a pet store and you can't keep them in to cold of a place i would say your house is best and also you do know theres two different sizes theres small and large small turn into small beetles and large turn into a good size beetle like an inch big so what i do is when the beetles hatch i take them and put them in a different jar of oatmeal so they can breed and put a potato in the jar to feed babies and beetles
     
  3. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, if I get them in the spring could I keep them in the springhouse??? It's not cold in there, it's just not insulated. The chickens eat the beetles too right??? I don't wanna turn this into an infestation. [​IMG]
     
  4. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens can eat pretty much any bug so yes and yeah its fine in the spring
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I've heard the actual beetle isn't good for them. 32-39 degrees is the lowest tempature they can go before the start to die. how hot, I'm not sure.
     
  6. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all!!!! :D
     

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