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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by snowydiamonds, Sep 8, 2008.
Is it safe for chickens to eat them???
Once an old time farmer told me, chicken farmers used to pick up road kill and have their chickens eat the maggots off the road kill. He's also told me other things I've thought were whoppers.
I saw somewhere on here, how to make a maggot farm so I guess I would say the chickens would love them!!!
The chickens will eat them and they love them! I didn't do a maggot farm, but it isn't hard to get them - I put out a bowl of left over tuna. It sat in the sun for a day or two and viola maggots! The chickens LOVED the maggots (I didn't give them the tuna I was afraid it was too bad by that point, but I am not sure it would have made them ill.)
grossed out momma!
Making a maggot bucket is not something I'd try in my small suburban yard, but if you've got space, why not?
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That's disgusting. I can get past eating the eggs when they eat bugs, lizards, and even got past them swallowing some baby rats. But I can't get past the visual of them eating maggots and then me eating the eggs. Makes my stomach turn.
They ARE hungry lil monster chickens If only some children would eat so eagerly... I'm doing a maggot bucket thingy...we don't have worms this far north, like earth worms so maggots it is, I just won't tell my (adult) kids!
Hmmm. Maggot bucket sounds like a sound idea, but I am going to have to talk with myself quite a while before I try it, I think.
Any idea what % of protein maggots are? Like my egg pellets are 16%, ???