Mealworms and flies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wilhiteranch, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Can i feed my girls dried mealworms and flies?
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have been they love love love the dried mealworms. They also love the flies courtesy of my two boys.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Mealworms are the greatest! However, flies do carry disease and parasites. The chickens will catch flies on their own, I am not sure adding more flies to the mix is the best idea. [​IMG]
     
  4. wilhiteranch

    wilhiteranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Do the dried flies carry disease and parasites? Petsmart sells dried mealworms and dried flies.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hmm..I was thinking about the wild flies which DO carry parasites. I would imagine that flies sold by a pet shop would be clean. (I had NO idea you could by flies!) So I would go ahead and feed those flies! [​IMG]
     

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