What amount of mealworms is too much per bird?

asked on July 15, 2019

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Mealworms are a very good protein source for your chickens. Just don’t feed them to much or they wont eat anything else. We use them as a treat. With 6 hens, a small handful a day during the summer months. During the winter when they are not free ranging as much and are not getting fresh worms from the lawn, we feed them a small handful twice a day.
K D.
· July 17, 2019
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I soak these in water for about one hour (to soften), then feed approximately 6 large handfuls to my wild birds everyday. They love these!!
Hope this helps!!

C.J.
· July 15, 2019
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All I know is I cannot afford to feed out all they will eat! I give a certain amount each day, and it is gone within 2 hrs. I'm feeding bluebirds, so I know it isn't their only food source. Other nasty birds eat it too....like its candy!
Sundy Clark
· July 16, 2019
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I have 11 hens and between all of them they get approximately 1 1/2 cups of the worms per day mixed in with their grains and their laying pellets.
Natalie Barnes
· July 15, 2019
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They will eat as much as they are given! I have 20 hens and give them about 2 cup fulls daily, but they would eat more if given the opportunity. They are free range. Just make sure they are eating their layer feed.
PRoberts
· July 15, 2019
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Don't use as feed. Use to train chickens.
G
· July 17, 2019
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When their stool turns runny, that's too much.
JBratton
· July 15, 2019
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