Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms

Chicken Treats – How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
In my middle school classroom, my students have learned how to raise mealworms, superworms, and Dubia cockroaches for years to be fed to our pet bearded dragon: Bob Ross. During the summer, I bring the colonies home and they make an excellent treat for my poultry. When searching for what can chickens eat as a treat, many people cringe when the results include black soldier fly larvae, crickets, and beetles. But, molting chickens welcome the extra protein. Learning how to raise mealworms and other insects for your chickens is cost-effective and ensures their treats are high quality. Mealworms and superworms, compared to raising crickets for chickens, will not smell. Crickets have this horrible habit of going to the bathroom all the time. Mealworms and superworms don’t chirp or jump. And if my students can raise them and get over their phobia, so can you! How to Raise Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) A container

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