Can Baby Chicks Eat Mealworms?

Raising baby chicks is a super fun experience but, because they are babies, it is completely normal to worry about what treats are safe to feed them.

Baby Chick Digestion

The mealworm naturally has a hard exoskeleton.  Chicks that are very young may have trouble breaking that down and fully digesting the mealworm.

How Do You Know When Baby Chicks Are Old Enough to Eat Mealworms?

There isn’t really a scientific answer to this one. You could feed your baby chicks mealworms a couple of days after they are born and they might be fine. For me, the age thing is more about caution.

Nutritional Value of Mealworms

Mealworms are nutritious because they are high in protein. In fact, they can easily be 14 – 25% protein depending on what they have been fed and how big they are!

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