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Quick discussion about meal worms: and some chores on the tiny farm

As a keeper of chickens, fish and quail, I am quite interested in growing food for them. Meal or mealy worms might be a good answer. Valerie shares her hon...

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Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on September 5, 2021 at 19:19
Andrew it was the easiest of the three - worms BSF Larva that we run and if they do work all year around will be great
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 5, 2021 at 18:38
I think I'll give it a go as well.
Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on September 5, 2021 at 17:30
Thanks Valerie for the inspiration now have a three drawer meal worm farm set uo with some given by our local garden group member
Comment by Dave Riley on September 5, 2021 at 0:09
Silk worms for chickens: same source. Maybe I may try it as I have several mulberry trees:
https://avianaquamiser.com/page/3/?s=silkworms
4 inside the chook run.
Comment by Dave Riley on September 4, 2021 at 20:23
I was out front this arvo picking some mulberries for dinner and a guy pulls up at the kerb to drool. He keeps reptiles, and with mulberry leaves in supply he can go back to raising silk worms. The critters love 'em. He also raises meal worms for them.
So there: another option, I guess: silk worms. For poultry and lizards:https://tinyurl.com/yjzp5zja
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 4, 2021 at 19:55
I think the confusion comes from Mealy bugs... which of course are completely different.
Comment by Doug Hanning on September 4, 2021 at 19:52
Lol at you guys and your mealy worms, I have never heard that b4. In a thousand videos I have only heard called meal worms. Not being judgemental, I love individualism!
Comment by Valerie on September 4, 2021 at 8:32
Thanks Andy for the kind comments ☺
Comment by Valerie on September 4, 2021 at 8:32
I do have the BSF in the compost as well and the chooks love them. The mealy worms reproduce all year round.
Comment by Valerie on September 4, 2021 at 8:31
I got the darkling beetles from a friend and I am happy to share. Otherwise you can get the worm from pet shops and let them mature to the adult stage.

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