Hi from Ann Arbor! & Black soldier fly larvae

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maya.fh, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. maya.fh

    maya.fh In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone!

    So excited to have found such a great community of chicken enthusiasts. I currently live in Ann Arbor, MI, and I grow black soldier fly larvae off brewers' grains and then harvest the larvae as a delicious high-protein chicken treat.

    My parents own a restaurant, and they source all the meat and produce locally and organically when possible. I'm interested in building better food systems, and recycling the nutrients from food back into the food chain seems like a good place to start.

    Has anyone else heard of black soldier fly larvae? Anyone feed them to their chickens?

    Maya
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
  2. Leighe

    Leighe Songster

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    Heard of them and I raise mealworms. I've watched a few YouTube videos on soldier fly larvae and plan on starting my own batch. Welcome to BYC...love feeding my chickens healthy food and actually shop at farmers markets for veggies and fruits. Eat seasonally.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome
     
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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us
     
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  5. TroisPoulesFrançaises

    TroisPoulesFrançaises In the Brooder

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    Hi there! Never heard of that particular fly larvae, but working the food chain cycle seems like the way to go! Welcome to the BYC flock!
     
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  6. sk34chickens

    sk34chickens Hatching

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    Hi Maya,

    Are you still growing black soldier fly larvae? I teach a 3rd/4th-grade classroom in Ann Arbor and we are interested in this for our students as we think about both a compost system for our school and food for the small flock of hens we will be raising onsite. I'm wondering if you have any resources or would be up for a workshop with us in the fall where we could learn more about your system. Thanks.
     
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  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frowHello Maya, :welcome Good to have you here :thumbsup
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy Maya :frow

    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Happy to have you here with us! :ya

    Thanks for joining BYC!!:celebrate
     

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