Not Interested in Meal Worms

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jnntefend, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. jnntefend

    jnntefend Songster

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    So, my RIRs are doing great, They are, of course, exceptional birds, smart, well developed. I saw one doing math the other day with the bedding (jk). There's only one thing odd about them: When I toss them meal worms, every one of them turns up their noses at it. They may peck half heartedly, but no real interest. They are healthy, and they hoover up their starter ration. Could it be possible that these are the only chickens on earth who don't like meal worms?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Are they live meal worms?
     
  3. jnntefend

    jnntefend Songster

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    No. is that the problem?
     
  4. DGuy

    DGuy In the Brooder

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    4 of my 5 don't like the dried ones either. They prefer grapes and corn on the cob
     

  5. ChickensRDinos

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    I would guess that is the problem. They may start eating them eventually but it's live mealworms that they really go crazy for.
     
  6. Jakoda

    Jakoda Songster

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    mine are the opposite, they aren't fans at all of live worms, they will kill you for dried mealworms, live crickets, moths, etc..tho :)

    diane
     
  7. littlemary

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    I raised my own meal worm at one time!
     

  8. Moonthistle57

    Moonthistle57 Chirping

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    Mine don't like them either.
     

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