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Black Solider Flies - can I feed them to half-grown chicks?

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I have black solider fly larve in my compost bed {Yay!}. Can I safely feed the harvested larve to my chicks or do they have too much calcium for them? My chicks are about 4-5 weeks old and feathering out. I'm feeding starter feed but supplementing with lots of bugs as they love them and I love the lower feed costs. 

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It'll be fine. If you're really concerned, feed the small larvae to the chicks. BSF accumulate calcium as they eat and grow.
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