What are these?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gator75, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. gator75

    gator75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hundreds in my carport. Wondering if I could feed to my hens.

    Crawl pretty fast!
     
  2. gator75

    gator75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. gator75

    gator75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, found the source. My trash can. I guess they are maggots and a no go. Disregard.
     
  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Chickens can eat maggots which is a good source of protein for them.
    They are not much different to them than the grubs they dig up and eat.
     
  5. dindonuffin

    dindonuffin Out Of The Brooder

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    Maggots are like candy to chickens!
     
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  6. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maggots are not like candy as candy is loaded with sweets. Maggots are loaded with protein instead. Very good food suppliment.
     
  7. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But, isn't there a caution with maggots if they have been consuming rotten meat?
     
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  8. gator75

    gator75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's why I tossed them back in the trash can and took it to the street. We can't figure out what they were born in. Too much other safe easy protein around. And I'm usually one to take chances!

    They can dig up all the earthworms and bugs they can eat in the backyard.
     
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  9. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, botulism.
     

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