Feeding soldier fly larvae to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DiscoRobots, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. DiscoRobots

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    Hi all,

    We are Team Disco Robots, a Lego robotics team of 9-14 year olds competing internationally in FLL. Every year they pick a different theme for us to research a problem and come up with a solution. This year's theme was Animal Allies and we picked the backyard chicken. We know feeding chickens can get expensive; so we built three prototypes to nurture soldier fly larvae. It's a low cost, easy to build, environmentally sustainable solution to supplement chickens' feed. It won't replace the typical pellets, but it's a help. Plus, you can easily retrofit it to drop right into the coop, making it a fun hide and seek game for your chickens. Here are pictures of our three prototypes; all were built in under two hours with $15 of supplies each. Could you share your feedback with us? All of them worked, but can you guess which one was the most successful? We're going to present our ideas at a tournament on December 3.


    Much appreciated.

    Team Disco Robots,
    Knoxville, TN
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