How to Raise Mealworms for Your Chooks

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DIY Mealworm Farm

Why buy mealworms when you can easily grow them yourself? Aside from saving you money, it also ensures there’s enough insect food for your chickens or quails all throughout the year!

DIY Mealworm Farm

Raising your own mealworms is really easy. With something as small as a mini 3-compartment drawer from the dollar store, you can have your own mealworms to feed to your chooks. Of course, the amount of mealworms you need to produce determines the size of the drawers to grow them in. You can also use plastic bins if you already have some in your storage.

Learn everything you need to know and be inspired to have your own mealie farm by reading this great tutorial we’ve found for you – see link below! It is very informative and addresses the most common problem encountered when raising mealworms – moisture!

BTW, this is also a project that kids can have fun with. So if you have little ones at home, why not involve them and learn how to grow your own mealworms together!

Do you want to start growing your own mealworms for the chooks?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Plastic 3-Compartment Drawer
  • Plastic Bin
  • Screening Material
  • Wheat Bran (substrate)
  • Cardboard, Egg Carton, Toilet Paper Tube, or Layers of Newspaper (where worms like to hide)

And these tools:

  • Cutter
  • Drill
  • Hot Glue Gun

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You can get a step-by-step tutorial from Trish Brown over at Backyard Chickens!

 

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