Dried mealworms will give you 10 times the number of mealworms per equivalent weight than live mealworms, with none of the hassle in storing and feeding. With a minimum 54% protein, dried mealworms not only make the ultimate, tasty snack for your feathered family members, they are also a great protein boost during moulting for a return to beautiful glossy feathers and egg laying when the conditions are right…
Mealworms can be thrown on the ground/grass to encourage natural foraging or hand fed to tame the most reluctant of chickens/birds. They can also be rehydrated in water or olive oil (for an extra amino acid boost). For an extra cooling treat in summer, freeze some in water and add to a wide mouthed drinking vessel for some intellectual exercise that will reward them with their favourite treat.
Storing the resealable bag in a cool, dry place will ensure that these dried mealworms will last around 12 months. If your chooks love them as much as others do, they will not last anywhere near that long. 🙂