Will They Eat it?!

My name is Karen and it’s been almost a year since my last Will They Eat it Video.

My apologies.

So today I have for you a Will They Eat it Video to make up for that lost time.

You haven’t lived until you’ve watched a chicken eat a tractor tire.

Just kidding … push play to see the featured food item in today’s Will They Eat It?

Will They Eat it Mealworms

Will the chickens eat mealworms? A great source of protein for when your chickens are moulting.

You’re welcome.


  1. monique says:

    you have healhty chicken karen…fun to watch on a friday morning with a cop off coffee

  2. Kipley Herr says:

    my chickens love them of course… just got live ones at the pet store this week. A farmer acquaintance said it would help them through their molt…. do your hens molt? Mine are going through it now. One lost most of her feathers… nothing pretty about a nekid chicken butt. The others do only a partial.

    • Karen says:

      LOL, oh boy do my chickens moult, LOL! They’re just finishing up now. They moult s l o w l y my little chickens. They can be off laying for 2 months at a time! Two are finally back to laying and 2 more should be there soon. And protein like mealworms, etc. really does help get them moving along with their moult. I should run out and get a couple of packets tomorrow! :) ~ karen

  3. Patti Faast says:

    Chickens – they are too funny. Yesterday when my girls were out running in the yard, they found a frog and fought over it. I don’t think they ate it, I think it was just fun. I lost track of the game after they went around the other side of the house.

  4. Adam Podraza says:

    I DIED when the music started.

  5. Feral Turtle says:

    Haha Awesome video Karen! Great music choice too.

  6. Kim says:

    so is there a post on mealworm farming in our future?? Yuck…no wait.. OH GOOD!!

  7. Toronto Boy says:

    Mmmmmmmmm! Looks like a crunchy bowl of “Nature’s Path” bowl of cereal! Now I’m hungry! Too bad it’s too late to have that bowl of cereal eh? Instead I’ll have to settle for a cup of chai! :P

  8. Laura Bee says:

    Best one yet! Finding bugs under rocks around the farm was a hobby of mine. The hens followed me around like the Pied Piper…

    I love that for every situation there is a song.

  9. Chris says:

    I am definitely pinning this! I thought I still had on Indie88 on the computer when “I love it” blared! Was worth the wait!

  10. Debby says:

    Perhaps you can revise an old saying into a catchy new saying: The early chicken gets the mealworm!

  11. Amy Schmucker says:

    My girls are hiding under my six foot eggplant bushes eating bugs and worms. They don’t mess with the plants or fruits. Just the bugs. They love love their dirt bathes.

    Love the music. Keep it coming.

  12. Marion says:

    haha that’s awesome! Those girls were going to town!

  13. Barbie says:

    Perfect song choice!!! LOL

  14. Jane says:

    Video finally worked on my IPhone. Great video! Best song ever!

  15. Debbie says:

    Chickens great, but I want to see shit going down the stairs. That is even more interesting.

  16. Lisa says:

    So happy to see another episode of “Will They Eat It!” I’m also very appreciative that you added your disgust of meal worms at the end! Many years ago, when my niece was about 4, she had her little kid fishing pole and was putting meal worms on the hook. She asked me if I wanted to fish, and I told her “No thank you, I rather not touch those things.” to which she replied, “That’s OK Aunt Lisa, they are just soft and mushy like bananas!”
    LOVED your soundtrack too! You GO girl!!!

  17. Trissi V. says:

    I need those chickens in my yard to take care of my tomato worm problem. Ugh! I hate those little green jerks, but I hear chickens love them.

  18. Janet from Alaska says:

    Dear Karen, Thanks for sharing another Important fact about chickens! I’m always reading your blog hours after the party is over because of the time difference but felt this one was too good to pass on. Nice nail polish too. 0:

  19. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Happy Chickens..Happy Song..lol

  20. Lauren from Winnipeg says:

    Hmmmmm…am I the only one who can’t see this video? None of the settings on my IPad have been changed. I’m feeling very left out of the fun :(

    Must see chickens (and manicure).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lauren – There was a problem with the embed code from Youtube and the video wasn’t working on iPads etc. I’ve fixed it now! Take a look now. ~ karen

    • Lauren from Winnipeg says:

      Never mind. Have it now. Somehow I’ve always thought of chickens as loving worms of all ilk, so not terribly grossed out about this one.

  21. Moe says:

    Karen, you corral those birds and let them clean up your garden beds! They will loosen up the soil while eating the bad guys hiding, (stupid squash borers and cut worms, stuff like that,)and their droppings are great fertilizer. You can also let them loose during the growing season as long as you don’t leave them in the crops too long. They’ll eat the bugs first, but if you don’t get them out soon enough they can shred the crops. Make them earn their keep!

    • Ann says:

      They will also totally tear up the garden while looking for the bugs. We are going to fence our garden in for next season because of the damage our 18 chickens cause. They can eat all the bugs they want from the yard, and from the garden in the off season.

      I knew your chickens would eat mealworms, Karen. Mine have always eaten them like candy. But the new little guineas put them to shame. I think they simply inhale them.

  22. Linda J Howes says:

    Like your music choice!

  23. Mandy says:

    I am truely fascinated by your chickens. I am also fascinated by how great your white fingernail polish looks in this video. And I can’t believe I am making my first post about your manicure! But it looks great. Mine end up looking like I was attacked by a white-out pen. Anyways, guess I’m, no longer a lurker! You’re awesome!

    • Renee says:

      The secret is to find the right shade of white. The warmer whites will generally look better with most skin tones. Otherwise, yeah…white out central.

  24. Ella says:

    Nice song!!

  25. Tigersmom says:

    Hooray! Finally another installment of one of my favorite shows.

    I wonder if they’ll eat brussell sprouts. Although you probably already know since you no doubt passed on the leftovers of your taste test to them.

    What about broccoli? Or corn dogs? Or rice krispies?

    I’m hoping that if I come up with enough suggestions this will become a monthly feature.

  26. Nancy Adkins says:

    Actually Chickens think of Meal Worms as Gourmet FOOD!!!! Kind of the way I look at Dark Chocolate , Lilikoi, or Mango….FOOD OF THE GODS :-) I have had chickens most of my life and I have found very little food wise that they will not eat…not so sure about tires though :-)

  27. Diana says:

    Hi Karen, I think they will poop it, too. Lol

    I know why you took this song…
    Greatings from germany

  28. Jodi T. says:

    I was expecting a nice quiet video and then BAM!!! I nearly fell off my chair when the music started. LoL.

    Oh, and BLECH. That first shot of the MOVING. YUUUUUK. :)

  29. Elisa says:

    Chicken Crack……….and you’re a pusher :)
    Glad you’re feeling better.

  30. mimiindublin says:

    Eeek, makes me think twice about eating eggs, not to mind chicken!
    Great soundtrack though!

  31. Erin says:

    I busted out laughing when the music started…hilarious. I’m so glad you’re back!

  32. Jamie H. says:

    My uncles chickens eat ham, pick a steak bone clean, and even chicken if you toss it to them. Wasn’t surprised in the least that they would eat meal worms ;)

  33. Kimberley says:

    Awesome as always! Love the song! My boy and girls are on a tomato binge at the moment, along with anything else they can get their beaks on. 2 of my 5 hens just started laying teeny tiny eggs, so I’m a bit over the moon. :) I’ve got several acorn squash ready to feed them, but I’m not quite sure how to prepare them. They don’t seem to care for yellow squash off the plant; I actually had to cook those. Here’s to experimenting!

  34. Jane says:

    There is no video!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane – The problem is fixed. It just wasn’t working on the iPad. I’ve changed the code now and it works. ~ karen!

  35. Tanya H. says:

    Efficient little buggers.

  36. Ev says:

    When I was a kid, MANY years ago, we got these cute little lizardy creatures from the pet shop. They ate mealworms. My game mom let me keep them in the fridge (slows down the “becoming”)! We had to be careful to not give the lizards the beetle that comes after the larval stage, ’cause they would eat the little lizards! I think Norma and her sisters will do just fine! Love love love the vid song! Well chosen!

  37. Rondina says:

    Best Will They Eat It Video yet. Loved the music.

  38. Therese Bourne says:

    My girls LOVE meal worms, but they are so expensive to buy in Australia. Have you ever seen them eat a cockroach? Now that is something to see – especially if you’re absolutely horrified by cockroaches. If we ever have one in the house now, and are too terrified to catch and dispose if it, we just get Selma to deal with it. Quick, efficient, no nonsense!

  39. LuAnn Agustin says:

    I LOVE IT!

  40. Marti says:

    Almost enough to keep me from ever being willing to eat one of The Girls, but no… no… I think I would still invite Norma for dinner. And Cheez Whiz, come to think of it.

  41. Carla Barnes says:

    THANK YOU! Yes, they are disgusting – and fascinatingly so. I was just looking at the dehydrated ones at Lowe’s yesterday. OMG. I do need to grow some though, NOW THAT I HAVE CHICKENS!
    The hen I was gifted hatched 3 adorable chicks, and I am babbling – sorry. Thanks again for the post, and good choice on the soundtrack!

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