darkling beetle

What Should I Do?

Handful of mealworms

Raising Mealworms for Chicken Food

Wiggling High-Protein Poultry Nutrition
Friday, August 9, 2013, 2:50 PM

Today we are going to discuss creating a self-replicating food supply for your backyard flock.  Yes, we are talking about becoming worm farmers – mealworms, to be exact (not to be confused with our previous discussion about setting up vermiculture composting systems with red worms). 

Mealworms are the larval stage of the darkling beetle, and they make a great treat and food source for your backyard poultry.  With very little time and cost, you can have a simple setup in place that allows you to raise a batch of mealworms that will continuously reproduce and give you an excess supply to harvest and feed to your poultry. » Read more