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Superworms ok to feed to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dchicken207, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Dchicken207

    Dchicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know superworms can chew holes in plastic are they ok to feed to chickens?
     
  2. Doopy

    Doopy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely. Your chickens will love them. Great protein, too. Are you farming the superworms? I have thought about raising superworms several times over the years but have never tried it.
     
  3. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'll bite......what are super worms? From Krypton?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm paranoid, so I smash the heads before feeding them.
     
  5. cityhermit

    cityhermit Out Of The Brooder

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    I highly recommend raising superworms! My chickens go into a frenzy when they see them. I've never bothered to crush their heads, as the girls appear to know how to handle them and have never had a problem. From what I've read, they are also a bit more nutritious than the mealworms and easier to digest because they have less chitlin. I keep a good sized colony going at all times.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! Omg you made me laugh so hard!

    Superworms look like extra-large mealworms, but are actually a species of beetle. And let me tell you, if you thought mealworms look creepy in miniature, the big worms are ICKY. I'm not normally squeamish, but those things creep me out because they can bite. My chickens can go buy their own superworms if they want em. I'm sticking to table-scraps.
     
  7. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't handle meal worms [​IMG]......much less some mutant alien worm form, so my chickens also will have to buy their own.
     
  8. SigningChickens

    SigningChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens go ku-ku for superworms!! I'm just now starting the breeding process. I'm isolating them in old Scentsy boxes.
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  9. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi City Hermit. I bought a cup of 100 of those super guys and yes my girls go ape for them too, but they are expensive. How do I "grow" them please. I have them in a bucket with holes in the bottom. They crawl out the holes. I don't lose them because the bucket is sitting in a plant saucer. I throw veg. scraps in there and some chicken feed. What ;is this about straining them?? THX beverly evans
     
  10. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Floridian, I want to get into raising superworms too. Those boxes look awfully small. I guess they won't get any bigger? Is this how you get them to turn into beetles that will mate and lay eggs? :) THX beverly veans
     

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