Maggots?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wawafiveseven, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. wawafiveseven

    wawafiveseven Out Of The Brooder

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    Under my chicken cook, where their poop drops too, I've noticed maggots when I mix up the dirt and poop.

    My Question is: Is it alright for my 2 laying pullets to eat the maggots?

    It's not that I am planning on feeding the maggots to them. It's more like, incase they were to eat them, would they be okay?

    [If it were up to me, I would only feed them mealworms cuz theyre much cleaner. But my chickens are so ... picky? They dont care too much for bugs...]
     
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Flies layed in my girls food one time, ([​IMG] ) and they ate the maggots. They didnt get sick, so, i guess youd be all right.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  4. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    We used to turn the older, spent hens out in the corrals to dig through the manure and eat the maggots. It was fly control. I see nothing wrong with the practice.

    Rufus
     
  5. CarolynPerth

    CarolynPerth Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking of setting some fly traps and letting the maggots develop for a treat for the girls.
     
  6. Oopoo

    Oopoo Out Of The Brooder

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    If they were out in the "wild" and found them they'd eat them all up![​IMG]
     

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