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Fruit fly larvae in fermented feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CajunChickenGuy, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. CajunChickenGuy

    CajunChickenGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2014
    My fermented feed bucket seems to attract lots of fruit flies. I use the single 5 gallon bucket method (no draining, just mixing in new feed/rainwater as needed) and have fruit fly larvae (not piles of them, but I can see them) on top of the feed and some on the sides of the bucket.

    BSF and my mealworm bins have done a good job desensitizing me to larva. Seems like these should just be a free extra boost of protein in their feed. Am I wrong?

  2. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Larva will not hurt the feed.

    Add more water, submerge the feed, if you want to get rid of the flies.

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