Freezing maggots

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

  1. Scprepper91

    Scprepper91 New Egg

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    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

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    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

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

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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