Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Hatortempt Bulk Dried Mealworms. I decided to do this item today because when I came in from my morning rounds I had to order a new bag for my “little chickens”. Who are the little chickens?
Well if you check the video at the bottom of this article you will see them nomming on some of these mealworms. They are four bantam cochin chickens who live with the quail in my aviary. The hope is now that they have begun to lay they will go broody and hatch some quail eggs, raise the young and allow me to have a steady supply of meat quail with little to no work.
Where the mealworms came in is I wanted to have something that when kids came to see the farm I could just pick up and let them pet, etc. Bantam chickens are great for this, they are gentle and on some levels seem to even enjoy being held and pet.
I wanted a solid relationship with them, the view that when that big guy comes to the house, good things come with him. As the birds in the aviary have food on demand, that means a treat was needed. Mealworms were perfect for this.
So I cruised down to Tractor Supply and they had a 1.8 pound bag for 20 dollars. Some quick math put that north of 11 dollars a pound! Now I understand a dried worm is concentrated protein and since they are so light a pound is a lot of worms, but I am not paying per pound for a worm, what I would pay per pound or porterhouse steak!
So I checked Amazon and these were the best deal I could find, where customers were also happy. Some similar priced brands had negative reviews that it was more like mealworm meal then mealworms. So I ordered a bag of these and I am sold on them. They get couple small handfuls a day and a bag lasts a VERY long time.
One note on that, my most recent bag didn’t last near as long as it should. The bag is a zip close bag and well, I didn’t zip it one day, it fell off the rack where I store it, and I think the girls gave themselves a belly ache!
The quail eat them too of course which is great for their egg production. So if you have birds or reptile or anything you want to feed mealworms too, 26.99 for 5 pounds is damn tough to beat and your birds will love you for it. Note you can actually get a 10 pound bag for $50.99 which will save you a whopping $2.99, before you do that though, consider 5 lbs of worms is a damn lot of worms.
I do consider this more for the small flock owner, I don’t feed them to the ducks because there are just to many of them, but for folks with say a dozen birds these are a great addition to the diet and again your birds will love you for it. So check out Hatortempt Bulk Dried Mealworms today. They will make you and your critters happy.
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