Fruit Flies as Food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kneedles, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning to breed some fruit flies to use as food for my hen, and I am wondering whether or not anyone here knows if chickens will eat them or ignore them. For some reason, my hen does not like to eat worms, so I am not sure if large numbers of fruit flies will be any better.
    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like they would eat them. Mine chase and eat any bug that happens to fly by them:)
     
  3. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you thought about wingless house flies? I would think the size would suit the chickens better.
     
  4. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fruit flies are probably better in terms of quantity.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  5. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what you mean.

    I was assuming the OP was planning on culturing (which is regularly done by herp keepers), in which quantity is entirely controllable.
     

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