How to Raise Mealworms for Chickens

How to Raise Mealworms for Chickens

Raising mealworms for chickens is a fun way to always have a nice treat on hand for your backyard flock. 

I hope this guide will be helpful for you, and that your family will have as much fun and success as we have had over the years.

- Containers - Edible bedding like oats,    wheat germs, chicken    feeds - Mealworms - Shade Source - Dedicated Strainer


By the Numbers: How to Raise Mealworms at Home


Fill your bottom drawer with a minimum of a 1-inch layer of edible bedding of your choosing.

Add Bedding to Container.


Place slices of potato, apple or carrots on top of the bedding. If you use something with more moisture, place them on a piece of cardboard so you don’t get mold in your drawers.

Add Food Source.


Add the live worms to one drawer of the mealworms habitat.

Add Live Mealworms.

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