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Does anyone know what Calciworms are ?

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I saw a big tub of Calciworms in the local garden centre the other day and just wondered what they are and if chickens can have them as a treat ?

It did say it was food for wild birds.

They looked like bigger, fatter mealworms, but I don't know how they are reared and if they are suitable for chickens - I know mealworms are not meant to be fed to chickens because of what they are reared on.

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On 6/24/2022 at 4:14 PM, clivefrancis said:

A simple search online will show that you should not be feeding calci worms or meal worms to hens. 
the rules are there to protect your hens and you

A simple search online will show that these rules don’t exist in all countries outside of the UK and not all of us here live in the UK.

I’m perfectly allowed to feed my chickens calci worms or mealworms.

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On 4/15/2021 at 10:33 AM, Luvachicken said:

I saw a big tub of Calciworms in the local garden centre the other day and just wondered what they are and if chickens can have them as a treat ?

It did say it was food for wild birds.

They looked like bigger, fatter mealworms, but I don't know how they are reared and if they are suitable for chickens - I know mealworms are not meant to be fed to chickens because of what they are reared on.

 

On 4/15/2021 at 5:02 PM, Luvachicken said:

Are they safe for them though, bearing in mind that they shouldn't have mealworms because of what they are fed on ?

 

On 5/2/2021 at 3:22 PM, Luvachicken said:

Well, I bought them a packet, only to find that they are actually mealworms with extra added calcium.

Oh well - they were on offer at least.

On 6/24/2022 at 3:14 PM, clivefrancis said:

A simple search online will show that you should not be feeding calci worms or meal worms to hens. 
the rules are there to protect your hens and you

That's why I asked the questions above in the first place and then actually answered it for myself.

They didn't like them anyway so I fed them to the birds.

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