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Question about mealworms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cadbury22, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Cadbury22

    Cadbury22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, everyone!! I have a quick question. I bought some mealworms for my small flock of three chickens. About how many a day should I give out??? A few handfuls? They are free range and fed regular layer feed. They are about a year old. Thanks!!
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not think you need to worry about feeding too many. Feed as many as you wish. My wife makes chicken bread with freeze dried mealworms and the chickens love it. I give live mealworms as a treat when I am handling them. And it is great fun to watch my week old chicks chase each other trying to get what the other has.
     
  3. Cadbury22

    Cadbury22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for replying!!! Metalwork bread sounds delicious (for a chicken) What a funny idea!! Sometimes I worry too much.
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us do.

    My latest chicks who absolutely love mealworms.

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  5. Cadbury22

    Cadbury22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Those are the most adorable chicks! Reminds me of when my chickens were that small!
     
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Small they are. 12 grams each when they hatched. Serama bantams. The mother is a whopping 11 ounces.

    I feed my birds a wide variety of foods and treats. No food should be fed to the point that the birds don't get the right nutrition.
     
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  7. Cadbury22

    Cadbury22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought they were very small! Thanks for the advice, and the pictures.very cute chicks!
     

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