Maggots n Duckweed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ClickinChicken, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. ClickinChicken

    ClickinChicken New Egg

    Apr 1, 2015
    Hello everyone

    what are your views on raising meat birds on maggots and duckweed.

    this is what i can find on the composition of maggots

    Dry Matter 24,7%
    Crude protein 47,5-50,1%
    Lipid 19,3%
    Cellulose 23,2%
    Minerals 9,1%
    Ca 1,5%
    P 1,2%
    Mg 0,3%
    K 1,3%
    Na 4528 ppm
    Mn 196,5 ppm
    Fe 425,7 ppm
    Cu 19,7 ppm
    Zn 235,8 ppm

    I also read that duckweed could contain up to 40% protein ( not sure of carb. content or if digestible )
    Any suggestions on ratios of duckweed to maggots and how to supplement for extra minerals/vitamins, also if grains are needed for added carbohydrates?

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