BSF Grubs - Information

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rainwolf, May 21, 2011.

  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

    Aug 4, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    My Coop
    I would like to start a Black Solider Fly (BSF) compost bin. I have done enough research and reading that I think I've got what I need and will be building it soon.

    What I am looking for is information about BSF composting from experience. Tricks, tips, suggestions, things to avoid, etc.

    I really want to make a compost bin that not only makes great garden soil but feeds my Birds!

    Question: I want to make a compost bin just for my quail/chicken/dog droppings.. and another for my kitchen/food waste... Can I feed the animal waste grubs to my birds? or if not what should I do with them?

    Question: Where is the best place I can buy some BSF eggs to get my bins started?

    Please add any information you have about BSF composting as I am sure many will read this thread.
    Thank you
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  2. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Songster

    Mar 13, 2011
    I raised the BSF last year for my Aquaponics system. I got a lot of information from here:

    in Texas they are native so I did not need a starter. There are sources online for starters if you need them. They are also known as Phoenix Worms.

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