My Wyandottes have turned into Velociraptors!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kriquet, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Kriquet

    Kriquet Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone else notice that even week-old fuzzy bums turn into little predatory creatures when tempted with mealworms??? [​IMG]

    They REALLY do act (and look a little bit like) Velociraptors!

    The little Australorp and Favorelle have to hit Mach 1 in order to beat the GL and SL Wyandottes when it comes to treat time!

    Totally cracks me up! [​IMG]

    A little tidbit I've discovered is that you can get 500 mealworms WAY cheaper at Wild Birds Unlimited than you can them at Petsmart or other pet stores! [​IMG]
     
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get them even cheaper if you post sillybirds here on BYC
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Or raise your own, then they are really cheap! I have never given my babies worms, I'm in the millions of bugs stage right now. Whenever they get busy laying eggs though, I'm hosting a mini-chicken football party! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kriquet

    Kriquet Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ok - dumb question - but HOW do you raise your own mealworms??[​IMG]

    And another dumb question to follow the first...what do you mean by 'post sillybirds here on BYC'?

    Thank you![​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    There is a member named sillybirds that has listed some mealworms for sale.

    Raising mealworms is easy. Do a search on here, and one on youtube, and you'll get all sorts of info! The hardest part is getting the starter worms! [​IMG]
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    But that is what sillybirds does. I bought a starter kit from him and extra worms and am raising my own for my birds. Sooooo easy. And he send directions.
     
  7. sweet tweets

    sweet tweets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, just watch the tribe chase down a mouse - you will have instant Jurassic Park flashbacks!
     
  8. Angelic Vampyre

    Angelic Vampyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my guys did that yesterday! My two 14 week old silkies went screaming down the pen to where the coop is, Ruby Rose, Big Red and Fluffy Butt (my RIRxIsa Brown POL girls) looked up and there was a largeish mouse/small rat eating away at a left over corn cob. I start screaming for the dogs and then the girls took off! It was on! it was horrible, it was mouse guts everywhere! I had to give them baths![​IMG]
     
  9. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh! Good times...Good Times!

    Dan
     
  10. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a light starter kit from "sillybirds" here and I would definitely recommend it. There is sale thread on it that you can find with the search feature. I would definitely recommend it - great seller - great worms and starter kit. The lightweight starter kit comes with everything the full starter kit does except for the containers and the wheat bran. I wanted to get my own of those items because it would be cheaper on shipping and I can choose my own system of mealworm farm. Instructions are also sent with the kit and the mealworms are cheaper than other online/local sources. I think that it's very cost effective to raise your own mealworms if you plan on giving your birds lots of mealy treats because they can go through so many in the blink of an eye and beg for more! It's also nice to know where the bird's food is coming from! [​IMG]
     

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