anyone grow soldier fly maggots for treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MomMommyMamma, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend just sent me a link on growing soldier fly maggots for chicken treats. It sounds pretty cool. Especially for a homeschooling family. I'm not finding a whole lot of pictures though of simple containers to grow them in. There's one you can buy, but it's $200! [​IMG]
    If you grow them, what do you grow them in? How is it working out?
     
  2. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Campngolf

    Campngolf Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking of building the bucket BSF house once spring gets here. I found some in my compost pile last summer and the girls loved them. But it wasn't easy hand-picking them from the pile.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I'm all over this, myself. A customer does this, and she fills bags with them when there are too many, to store in the freezer for Winter. 35% protein!

    mmmmmmm-mmmm!!! GOOD!
     
  5. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great idea to store them for winter!
     
  6. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have plans to develop a colony this Spring for composting, feeding chickens and liquid fertilizing my future duckweed (and fathead minnow) "pond". The duckweed and minnows will be fed to the chickens as well.

    Here's to future success! [​IMG]
     
  7. Homestead Creations

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    I have drying my Soldier Fly Larvae 'cause there's no room in the freezer.
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Well, I've had zero luck getting mine started... It's very frustrating.
     

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