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    Default WTF?

    So, I'm at Atwood's after court picking up some horse wormer and salt blocks and I decide to peruse the chicken aisle to see if they have the Purina Layena Plus my girls like. They have a display of chicken treats including freeze dried mealworms. Beside the mealworm display is a sign stating "Not for Human Consumption"???? They have to tell people not to eat mealworms?
    I'm a second hand Vegan. Cows eat grass. I eat cows.


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    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...er-white-meat/

    "Mealworms; The other, other white meat"
    Last edited by tangledweb; Aug. 14, 2014 at 03:43 PM.


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    People buy treats for chickens????
    I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.


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    I get mine treats for Christmas.
    I'm a second hand Vegan. Cows eat grass. I eat cows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    People buy treats for chickens????
    Is this a real question??? We buy all sorts of treats for our flock. They particularly like frozen corn and Cheezits...


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    Well, they have to tell people that coffee is hot and to cook frozen food before eating.
    "And I will be an embarrassment to all
    Who have not found the peace in being free
    to have a horse as a best friend."


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    Mealworms are high in protein. Citizens of different countries eat different things. Like grasshoppers and all. Some people in the USA eat Rocky Mountain oysters and those things have never seen the ocean!

    www.mealwormsbythepound.com is the best place to buy mealworms........for chickens. Warmbloods buy mealworms for chickens too.


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    OP, just read my signature line. It should explain a lot!
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!


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    Quote Originally Posted by msj View Post
    OP, just read my signature line. It should explain a lot!
    "Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    "Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."
    Bluey, that is so true!!!!
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



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    Quote Originally Posted by islgrl View Post
    Is this a real question??? We buy all sorts of treats for our flock. They particularly like frozen corn and Cheezits...
    Thank you! A reason to buy Cheezits. Really they are for the chickens.
    Mine love frozen blueberries.

    On the topic of meal worms, no one told my girls that chickens like them. I offer them and they look at me like I am trying to poison them. No amount of me telling them that chickens like freeze dried meal worms has changed their mind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    Thank you! A reason to buy Cheezits. Really they are for the chickens.
    Mine love frozen blueberries.

    On the topic of meal worms, no one told my girls that chickens like them. I offer them and they look at me like I am trying to poison them. No amount of me telling them that chickens like freeze dried meal worms has changed their mind.
    The reason they don't like them, is that they are freeze-dried. What they want are the live, wiggly ones. I bet those would go over much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    On the topic of meal worms, no one told my girls that chickens like them. I offer them and they look at me like I am trying to poison them. No amount of me telling them that chickens like freeze dried meal worms has changed their mind.
    My flock won't touch them either! Cracked corn is their favorite treat.



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    I do not know where to buy non-freeze dried meal worms and I think it is one of those things I am happy I do not know.

    Yes, cracked corn is a huge hit.



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    Trubandloki they sell them in TSC in a plastic tub by the chicken feed.
    I ended up putting mine in a flat blue bird feeder on a fence post and they were a big hit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TBROCKS View Post
    Trubandloki they sell them in TSC in a plastic tub by the chicken feed.
    They are alive?



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    Quote Originally Posted by TBROCKS View Post
    Trubandloki they sell them in TSC in a plastic tub by the chicken feed.
    I ended up putting mine in a flat blue bird feeder on a fence post and they were a big hit.
    They sell live ones on Amazon.

    (P.S. Just noticed that I replied to the wrong post. Sorry, it was from the phone.)
    Last edited by Sparrowette; Aug. 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM. Reason: Add PS
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    They are alive?
    No



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    Mealworms: the most expensive way to get your dang rooster back in the coop every night…

    $9.99 a bag and the only thing that will get the flock to come running. Anything else and they all start making that disapproving chicken sound!



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    I had some feed get wet one time and it developed maggots. I threw them into the chicken coop and OMG, the girls acted like they had died and gone to heaven. My hens also love watermelon and cantaloupe rinds and tomatoes.
    I'm a second hand Vegan. Cows eat grass. I eat cows.



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