how does everyone feel about maggots as a treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vclark321, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine suggested making a box with holes in it for rotting stoff. The holes are for the maggots to fall out for the girls to eat. It sounds plausible, but I am not sure about having rotten stuff around to attract unwanted visitors. I know the girls might like the maggots. Any thoughts from the wise chicken counsel? Thanks everyone for all of the wisdom and advice!
     
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    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls will LOVE the maggots! You will NOT love the smell. I have thought about this too and decided against the odor.
     
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    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are several threads on here on how to attract soldier flies for their maggots to feed.

    have not done that intentionally. do have mealworms. and they don't require anything to be rotting and smelling.
     
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    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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  5. vclark321

    vclark321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will certainly do some research on the subject. Thank you. I have a salmon head decomposing in an old tupperware container. Science experiment, if nothing else! LOL!
     

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