Okay...they ate the mealworms and...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    the bedding the mealworms came in too?
    We happened to visit the "big city" today, so I used the opportunity to go to PetSmart and get them 100 mealworms. It was almost roost time by the time we got home and I wanted to give them to them today. So I dumped the whole containers on the ground, bedding (what is it? sawdust?) and all.
    The mealworms were gone in less than 3 minutes, but when I went out later to lock their coop I noticed they'd eaten the bedding too.
    I doubt it will hurt them, but wanted to be sure?
    Was I s'pose to hand them the nasty little boogers one by one?
  2. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meal worms are packed in wheat bran. Your chickens should be nice and loose tomorrow, with all that fiber :)

    Seriously, I believe it is fine though a bit on the fatty acid side.
  3. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    The next time you get some you can start your own colony in a bucket with a screen over it and don't have to buy them anymore

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