Fly Maggots

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Heartlandrabbitry, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if I posted this in the right place but today while cleaning out the coop I noticed some fly maggots underneath the moister poo. Will the maggots harm the chickens? Is it okay if they eat them?
     
  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think the chickens would rather enjoy them. lol
    yech!
     
  3. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm sure they would love them!! Eww!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Meat group!
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum! I keep telling people that complain about chickens and flies that if the birds have access to the droppings there will be no flies. The love to dig through the manure for goodies like fly eggs and maggots. It's protein.
     
  6. Heartlandrabbitry

    Heartlandrabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So there isn't much to worry about?
     
  7. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would clean the poo out more often.
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not as long as it doesn't gross you out. Chickens can eat some really nasty--at least to human taste's--stuff.
     
  9. EggAuct

    EggAuct Out Of The Brooder

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    I hate maggots they gross me out.
     
  10. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will decimate your maggots. Some people actually make something called a "maggot farm". Essentially, you place a small amount of food inside a hanging bucket with a lid, with small holes in it. The fly crawls in for the food, eats, can't find a way out, lays the eggs, and the maggot cycle starts, until they fall out of the bucket where their chickens can eat them up.
     

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