Maggots (BSF - Black Soldier Fly) Fed Chicken VS Grass Fed Chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by han aj, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. han aj

    han aj Hatching

    Apr 3, 2018
    Is there any difference in terms of taste of the chicken? Because whatever that we feed the chicken will influence the taste of the chicken.
    I really want to know which feed gives the best taste?
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    What chickens consume can impact flavor. A lot of what I think promotes good flavor is more directly associated with green plant matter and insects that directly consume the same materials. Black soldier fly larvae likely to vary with what you feed them.
  3. paintedChix

    paintedChix Songster

    Dec 15, 2013
    Also, don't they need both the greens and the protein? Can't just feed them one or the other (at least they don't eat just one when they free range). I don't do BSF yet... but do have a hanging maggot bucket in each pen. Need to empty the one into the compost now - just bones and feathers... :)
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    You hit the nail on the head!

    Chickens need a variety of things to meet their nutritional need. Feed ALL grass or ALL bugs and you will be off on something. Formulated ration is BEST in my opinion... with access to grass at your convenience and and homegrown bugs as a TREAT.

    Good luck in your adventures! :wee
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