Since I have to buy mealworm every week at the pet store for the quails, I decided to try raising my own... on a itty bitty scale. I bought a mini 3 compartment drawer organizer at the dollar store for 3$, filled the drawers with some oatmeal i had on hand, put a mini wet sponge on a plastic cover for hydration and added 4$ of mealworms (around 200 mealworms). So there is it! My itty bitty mealworm farm for 8$ (mealworm included)
Raising mealworms is an affordable way to have protein packed treats for your backyard chickens. Learn how to breed mealworms for chicken food with this inexpensive DIY project that's also great for teaching mealworm life cycle to kids at home or in the classroom. #mealworms #chickens #backyardchickens #backyardfarming #raisingchickens #homeschoolideas
Raising mealworms is very simple. They are also the favorite treat of my chickens and the wild birds. Even my husband appreciates them come fishing season. So whether you like giving momma birds a break, have pets that depend on or enjoy them, or like to fish, mealworms can be useful to nearly everyone. Since they are sold at a premium, it makes sense to raise them, and doing so is extremely cheap and low maintenance.