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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

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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.
     
  2. Sutremaine

    Sutremaine Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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