How many mealworms is too many meal worms?

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wolverine

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How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:02 »
I give a couple of handfulls scattered around the garden every couple of days to give them something to find so all that scratching about isn't in vain. could I be giving them to many it says 25% fat and 50% crude protien on the label.
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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 12:15 »
how many chickens do you have wolverine as this will depend on how many to feed. Mine once tripped me over with a large opened bucket of meal worms - so on the floor you have me and the whole flock seeing who could grab the worms (them to eat and me to try and put them back in the bucket) - result was that I lost!!
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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 12:31 »
Just 3 hybrids all 1 year old now

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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 12:39 »
I would cut back a little bit if just 3 hens

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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 22:45 »
Hi,
The rule, according to my vet, who is a poultry expert says, you can feed them treats up to 10% of their total daily food intake.
 So if they eat 100 grams of layers mash (or pellets) per day, you can give them 10 grams meal worms.
Hope this helps :)
You can also give them treats like fresh fruit or vegetables. Mine love carrots, but it has to be grated.
I always chop my veg into tiny bits, to prevent them from getting problems with their crop.
Good luck!


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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 07:43 »
hello swedishchicken and welcome, why not pop over to the welcome forum and introduce yourself there  :)

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?board=12.0

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Re: How many mealworms is too many meal worms?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 12:43 »
I only give mine mealworm once a week as a really special treat. The rest of the time I give them mixed corn. That was only because of the price of the stuff though, I didn't think that too much would harm them  :wacko:



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