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Mealworms. Off with their heads?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arenea74, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. arenea74

    arenea74 Songster

    Feb 12, 2011
    We are going to give some mealworms to our 14 day olds this weekend. Do you guys crush the heads so the mouth parts don't eat my babies innards? Seems like some do and some don't. We had a blast watching them go for crickets for the first time!


  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    They won't eat your baby's innards. They'll be dead too fast.
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Nope, never had a problem feeding them live.
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have fed them to 3 day old chicks and [​IMG] those chicks are rough and tough on mealworms [​IMG] No need to behead the worms.

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