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Freezing maggots

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Scprepper91, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Scprepper91

    Scprepper91 New Egg

    Feb 4, 2016
    Im sure a lot of you have heard about the "put meat in a hanging bucket with holes to attract flies which lay their eggs that turn into maggots and fall to the ground for chickens to eat" method.

    my question is: has anyone froze excess maggots to feed during the winter? I tried researching it and only one website came up that said you can freeze the maggots but I wanted to see if anyone has tried this
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2009
    You can freeze them.. but when they defrost they will be watery mush....

    You maybe better off setting up a meal worm farm... they are clean, don't smell like rotten meat.. and they are very prolific.
  3. Scprepper91

    Scprepper91 New Egg

    Feb 4, 2016
    that's a good point about it being mushy
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    If you freeze in feeding-sized portions you could just mix the maggot mush into wet feed...is a thing I would have never imagined that I would be typing...

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