better THAT than having them do it the old fashioned way & get little pieces of poop on their beaks as they're rooting through the dungI didn't go to the video but I'll comment anyway.
On the chicken forum I belong to, there was a thread that discussed maggots for chicken food. There's a lot of protein in those little critters.
Now for the really disgusting point of my post. I scan freecycle and craigslist for people giving away freezer burned meat, and there' more than you might think. I'll take a couple chunks at a time and put them out to attract the flies. In a few days the open bag is full of maggots and I dump it into the chicken run. Can you say feeding frenzy?
OK. You can all go back to your dinner now.
Oh thank goodness ... I was trying to figure that out too!! Gotta figure a way that it doesn't smell too much ... I live in town so the neighbors will be very unhappy if it smells like rotting meat around here.This is too cool--just brainstorming on how I can build a "maggot incubator box" with screens to shake em out as they mature.
Several years ago I came over a publication, whose readership was college level aquaculture. It described a maggot incabator feeder device. Simply, it is a cylinder of wire with grids too small to allow flys to enter through the sides. At the top a cap seals the cylinder, at the bottom a space exists between the cylinder and and an attached plate that extends beyond the cylinder. The rotting meat is placed in the cone, the cap is closed, and the flies enter from the bottom. The cone hangs several feet above the ground, the maggots hatch, migrate to the bottom plate and crawl off to the awaiting hungry fish below. Substitute the word fish with chicken and you have a chicken maggot incubator feeder.This is too cool--just brainstorming on how I can build a "maggot incubator box" with screens to shake em out as they mature.