Ever since starting this backyard homesteading venture I get packages in the mail that may be weird to some. A couple of weeks ago I entered a contest on Lisa Steele’s blog, Fresh Eggs Daily, and was so excited when she contacted me that I had won. What was the contest for? Chubby Meal Worms! I guess the contest was more for the chickens than me, but happy chickens are good for the homestead.
Our chickens don’t get a ton of treats., they mainly eat their grower feed and whatever extras come out of the garden, but every once in a while I like to spoil them. Dried meal worms are a great treat for chickens in moderation. Keep in mind your hens living arrangements. Are your chickens are in a coop most of the day or free ranging? You don’t want to over feed treats to hens that spend most of their day in a smaller space. A good rule of thumb is to feed only a tablespoon, per hen, a day of any high protein treats.
Chickens will be overly thankful for even the smallest offerings of treats.