DIY Mealworm farm kit
Our chickens love mealworms. We get a flock of runners at the back door every time we walk by. The girls are hoping we’ll open the door and throw out a handful of the freeze dried mealworm treats that we buy them. It may as well be chicken crack. The dried ones can get pricy, and our other girls preferred the live ones. Now that our flock is laying, we are starting a new mealworm farm to keep them supplied with their favorite protein rich treat.
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Once upon a time, you thought about raising chickens. You thought about having fresh eggs and adorable little chicks following you around. Then you think about the reality of owning chickens. The kids aren’t going to feed the chickens. How much do chickens eat? Do you need a rooster to get eggs? Actually, what do you know about chickens at all? You must have been crazy to think about it. If you could just rent chickens for a little bit and see if you like it, that might help right?
I mean what if you absolutely hate chickens?? I’m not sure that’s possible, but just in case. Maybe you should try renting chickens, the coop, everything.
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Baby Chickens and Water
The basics for survival are food, shelter, and water. Water is the most important survival need because you will die of dehydration long before you starve. Chickens also need water to survive and there are a few chicken waterer options to consider.
Technically, you are the chicken feeder if you have chickens. We went through a few different feeders along the way. We finally settled on the ones that work best for our hens. You will probably have a couple of chicken feeders also. Start with the young chickens and swap as they get older or as you add more chickens to your flock.
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