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

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FrugalmamaTx, May 22, 2016.

  1. FrugalmamaTx

    FrugalmamaTx Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2016
    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.
  2. Sutremaine

    Sutremaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2014
    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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