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Mealworms and Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FarmerJessie, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. FarmerJessie

    FarmerJessie In the Brooder

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    I recall reading something about mealworms can be harmful to chicks. I have some birds who are about three weeks old. They have most of their feathers. Would it be safe to feed mealworms to these chicks?
     

  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I feed my chicks mealworms, always have. .it never harmed them. ..I start at about 6 weeks old as I treat. I grow my own and occasionally give dried ones when I'm waiting for the meal worm eggs to hatch.
     
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  3. Thassa

    Thassa Songster

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    Only if you have given them access to chick grit.
     
  4. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chirping

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    I always have grit available from day 1, so usually within a week they get dried mealworms.
     
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    Cottage Chicks In the Brooder

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    I would like to know more about hatching my own meal worms. We have a room in our garage but it is not heated. Do they have to be kept warm?
     
  6. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I raise my own meal worms and I keep them in two containers in the house. You tube has a great video on how to do it. hope this helps. Best wishes.
     

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