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Mealworms

In a couple of months i'm going to be selling live mealworms, they are great for taming your birds and to use as treats,

I was just wondering if there will me much demand from here when i start advertising,

would anyone here buy them?

Massey
Monday, May 1st, 2017

I get them dried in packs at the moment 200g for 1.50 .would love live ones if they were available locally.

noelc
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

i plan to post live ones nationwide will update here once i'm up and running,

Massey
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Where are you based Massey?

jral
Thursday, May 4th, 2017

dried mealworms should not be fed,
in england, defra, have recommended u dont feed dried,(they are just a husk) as most are from china etc, an raised in feaces(shit), so you dont know whats going into ur birds.

i buy live ones from the pet shop.

pearl
Friday, May 5th, 2017

these will be live ones pearl,

jral based in louth but will also post

Massey
Friday, May 5th, 2017

I feed them and they fine . Don't believe all u read ..

noelc
Friday, May 5th, 2017

Ive lost a few chicks in past and im sure it was feeding them dried mealworms which they seem to love.
I buy tub of live mealworms everyweek for my peacock pheasants.

martib
Friday, May 5th, 2017

I bought dried meal worms for our wild birds, they wouldn't touch them.

Anne.W
Friday, May 5th, 2017

Feeding them now about 6 years never lost a bird .. when ur birds are healthy there is never a problem..

noelc
Friday, May 5th, 2017

there is nothing in a dried mealworm , its just a dried husk.
live ones much better protien content.

pearl
Friday, May 5th, 2017

Hello Massey,I discussed this with you before ,glad your making progress. I was going well with raising them until I got a mite infestation in with them and ended up abandoning breeding them,so be vigilant.
For your information I can get 4
tubs for 10 in Dublin which renders it impractical for me to raise them myself.I primarily give them to my aviary birds especially when breeding.They are a big + for rearing young
and can be fed vitamins etc which are passed on to chicks by the parents with cage birds.Also as you say for steading the fowl who really appreciate them as a treat.If its viable I will support your venture so good luck with it.
Poultry will devour dried mealworms as indeed they will a vast array of items that take their fancy but im also of the opinion that they are of scant use.Try them with some live food
and see the difference.

bantam1
Saturday, May 6th, 2017

The simpliest thing to feed is live maggots.
Simply put a piece of meat , or cat/dog food in a bucket, leave slightly uncovered, just enough to let flies in and there you have it. The best and cheapest protien around. Just lift a handfull and feed to the youngsters.

Desy
Saturday, May 6th, 2017


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