Kaytee Dried Mealworms are an excellent, high-protein food source for many wild birds and chickens. They are a high-energy treat that will attract many species of birds that are difficult to attract with traditional seed blends. In addition, they are an important source of food for baby birds. Mealworms for chickens can be fed as treat in addition to their daily diet. For wild birds or chickens, mealworms can be used alone in a feeder or mixed with your favorite bird food.