Black soldier fly larvae for compost and chicken feed
As I've explained previously,
soldier flies are primarily grown to provide high quality animal feed, although they can also be
considered a way to get rid of food scraps. The larvae are
voracious feeders that can consume huge amounts of high nitrogen waste
without any input of high carbon components. Since you don't have
to add bedding, the bins can be much
smaller than a worm bin while consuming the same amount of food
waste. Even better, the larvae self-harvest, crawling right into
a collection bucket so that you can feed them to your chickens,
lizards, fish, or other critters.
Take a look at your bag of
chicken laying pellets, and you'll probably notice some
similarities. If you fed your chickens a quarter of their daily
rations in the form of black soldier flies, you could take care of most
of their protein and calcium needs, then round out their diet with
cheap components like greens and grains. In addition to saving
money, folks growing black soldier flies for their chickens report that
the feed makes their hens' eggs brilliantly orange, a sign of high
Our homemade chicken waterer is a great way to round out your chickens' diet with fresh, clean water.
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