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Freezing maggots

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Im sure a lot of you have heard about the "put meat in a hanging bucket with holes to attract flies which lay their eggs that turn into maggots and fall to the ground for chickens to eat" method.

 

my question is: has anyone froze excess maggots to feed during the winter? I tried researching it and only one website came up that said you can freeze the maggots but I wanted to see if anyone has tried this

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Originally Posted by Scprepper91 View Post
 

Im sure a lot of you have heard about the "put meat in a hanging bucket with holes to attract flies which lay their eggs that turn into maggots and fall to the ground for chickens to eat" method.

 

my question is: has anyone froze excess maggots to feed during the winter? I tried researching it and only one website came up that said you can freeze the maggots but I wanted to see if anyone has tried this

You can freeze them.. but when they defrost they will be watery mush....

 

You maybe better off setting up a meal worm farm... they are clean, don't smell like rotten meat.. and they are very prolific. 

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that's a good point about it being mushy

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If you freeze in feeding-sized portions you could just mix the maggot mush into wet feed...is a thing I would have never imagined that I would be typing...
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