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To Much, To Bad?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cluckcluck1215, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Hey peeps :frow


    I have a ten gal. tank with a failed-to-thrive Mealworm Farm.The beetles and mealworms died :(
    There is 3-4 in. Of Wheat Bran, Possibley 5 inches.I want to dump the tank out In the chicken coop run, to let them eat the beetles.Is giving them all that wheat bran safe?Or are they hardly likely to eat it?


    TIA!
     
  2. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Enabler

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    I probably would not. Meal worms and Beatles aren't bothered by mold--yet chickens are. Compost is probably the best place for it.:caf
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 7 Years

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    How long have they been dead? Spoiled rotten? Maybe it's not a good idea to feed this mess to the chickens at all, it sounds like a far backyard dump to me. Mary
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser 9 Years

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    Okay well if it's a fail to thrive meal worm Farm, I wouldn't feed it to my chickens because I don't know why the mealworms failed to thrive. there could be some mold in the wheat bran which would make my chicken sick. maybe it made mealworms sick. something happened in that tank to make them die so I would not feed any of that to my chickens.
    I would bag it up and put it in the garbage.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  5. Really?

    Wow, Ok!I won't feed it to them then.

    Thank you.
     

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