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Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:07am On Feb 13, 2016
With the high price of animal feed, growing maggots is beginning to make sense. Maggots come from flies. When flies lay eggs, the eggs pass through several stages before they turn into flies. One of the stages is the maggot stage.
You can use the maggot to feed fish, chickens and other animals. I’m targeting fish and chickens but I’ll be starting with chickens.

Growing The Maggots
To grow maggot, you need cheap inputs like manure, kitchen waste and sawdust or rice hull. I mixed rice hull with manure (my layers’ droppings) in a bowl (let’s call this growing bowl) and added just enough water to make it moist but not wet. I then mix thoroughly and placed some kitchen waste on this mixture to attract a lot of flies. You can use soup, fruits or anything that will attract a lot of flies. I used my dog’s leftover garri balls mixed with soup.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:09am On Feb 13, 2016
After the flies have finished laying their eggs. cover the bowl with something and place under a shaded area. Protect it from ants, lizards, chickens etc. I used chicken wire to cover them and finally cover with zinc. The chicken wire will prevent lizards and the zinc will stop chickens. I placed the growing bowls on a raised platform. The little kerosene I sprayed on the platform will stop ants. In few hours time you’ll see some small maggots. Leave them for 5 days before you harvest.

Harvesting
Spread net over a bowl (harvesting bowl).

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:10am On Feb 13, 2016
Place the maggot-filled substrate on the net. Spread it thinly so that they can’t hide under. Fear of light will make them to force themselves through the tiny holes in the net.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:11am On Feb 13, 2016
Harvest was bountiful. It makes sense to do this large scale.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:11am On Feb 13, 2016
To process, I poured very hot water on them. This will kill every germs in it and makes it more digestible. I left if in the hot water for a while before draining.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:12am On Feb 13, 2016
Then I spray it on a net to dry.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:13am On Feb 13, 2016
I’m looking forward to do this in a larger scale. Some people travel all the way to Songhai farm, Benin Republic to learn this among other things.
Now I’ve tried it and saw the harvest, I strongly believed it will be profitable. Fly is free and everywhere.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:13am On Feb 13, 2016
Just thinking – In a war situation, isn’t this a very good source of super cheap protein?

Much more practical details here: Growing Maggot for Animal Feed: My Little Experiment

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by bamdexfarms(m): 8:19am On Feb 13, 2016
you are right farm tech, maggots can be substituted for soybeans in animal feed. consider defatting it. so that it will contain pure protein.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:23am On Feb 13, 2016
bamdexfarms:
you are right farm tech, maggots can be substituted for soybeans in animal feed. consider defatting it. so that it will contain pure protein.
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How do u defat it?
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by whirlwind7(m): 8:41am On Feb 13, 2016
FarmTech:

Just thinking – In a war situation, isn’t this a very good source of super cheap protein?

Much more practical details here: Growing Maggot for Animal Feed: My Little Experiment

Thank you so much, FarmTech. I find this post extremely useful.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by krysTein(m): 8:54am On Feb 13, 2016
Dats kul buh
D maggot stuff undecided

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Babacele: 2:24pm On Feb 13, 2016
FarmTech:
To process, I poured very hot water on them. This will kill every germs in it and makes it more digestible. I left if in the hot water for a while before draining.

this is d part I was waiting for. last week in my project, I even planned to oven dry d maggot n store in sacks. germs could come in if care isn't taken. maggots are excellent fish foods.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 2:28pm On Feb 13, 2016
You're all wlcm. Does anyone do this in larger scale?
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Babacele: 2:29pm On Feb 13, 2016
FarmTech:

Just thinking – In a war situation, isn’t this a very good source of super cheap protein?

Much more practical details here: Growing Maggot for Animal Feed: My Little Experiment
yea ...war sits people eat cockroaches n some funny insects to survive. n besides people eat diff kind of maggots from oil palm trees , millipede like stuffs , grasshoppers etc.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:13pm On Feb 13, 2016
Babacele:
yea ...war sits people eat cockroaches n some funny insects to survive. n besides people eat diff kind of maggots from oil palm trees , millipede like stuffs , grasshoppers etc.
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Any non-poisonous thing goes. I think maggot is far cheaper to produce in reasonable qty than catching roaches or milipede-like stuffs.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Babacele: 9:33pm On Feb 13, 2016
FarmTech:

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Any non-poisonous thing goes. I think maggot is far cheaper to produce in reasonable qty than catching roaches or milipede-like stuffs.
u are correct.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Juliana7: 12:40am On Feb 14, 2016
@farmtech, wow! Thanks, the info is priceless
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 6:55am On Feb 14, 2016
Juliana7:
@farmtech, wow! Thanks, the info is priceless
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Wlcm. I started a second batch yesterday.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by organicfoods(m): 12:38pm On Feb 14, 2016
FarmTech:

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Wlcm. I started a second batch yesterday.
Great work! I love this.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Pavore9: 1:06pm On Feb 14, 2016
FarmTech:

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Wlcm. I started a second batch yesterday.
lt is a good supplement. With the how-to-do it steps you have posted, anyone can try it.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Walexz02(m): 3:30pm On Feb 14, 2016
Woa! This is nice... Cat fish rearers have a lot to gain here

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by patrickkkk: 4:23pm On Feb 14, 2016
wonderful thank you for sharing
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by patrickkkk: 4:24pm On Feb 14, 2016
wonderful thank you for sharing.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by midastouch: 6:14pm On Feb 14, 2016
@Farmtech,

This is admirable. You can also try it with Black Solder Fly (BSF), the flies do not have mouth openings and are therefore considered more sterile (safer) and non disease transmitting.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:35pm On Feb 14, 2016
midastouch:
@Farmtech,

This is admirable. You can also try it with Black Solder Fly (BSF), the flies do not have mouth openings and are therefore considered more sterile (safer) and non disease transmitting.
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You're all wlcm.

I've come across articles on black soldier flies, but mainly from white men. Are these flies in Africa?
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 8:39pm On Feb 14, 2016
Pavore9:
lt is a good supplement. With the how-to-do it steps you have posted, anyone can try it.
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Correct. It is a supplement. U can't just feed an animal only maggots and expect gud result. Diets have to be balanced for good result. It's very easy to do, but people that lack knowledge may be looking at u as if you're crazy. So anyone who will try this shud be mentally prepared for that.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by FarmTech(m): 10:29pm On Feb 14, 2016
[b]Update: [/b]I finally dry the maggots under the sun. It took 2 days to dry very well.

The dry maggots weigh 109 grams.

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by 123papas(m): 10:00am On Feb 15, 2016
why should it be defatted?
bamdexfarms:
you are right farm tech, maggots can be substituted for soybeans in animal feed. consider defatting it. so that it will contain pure protein.
Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by BELEXYFARMS(m): 1:04pm On Feb 15, 2016
FarmTech:
After the flies have finished laying their eggs. cover the bowl with something and place under a shaded area. Protect it from ants, lizards, chickens etc. I used chicken wire to cover them and finally cover with zinc. The chicken wire will prevent lizards and the zinc will stop chickens. I placed the growing bowls on a raised platform. The little kerosene I sprayed on the platform will stop ants. In few hours time you’ll see some small maggots. Leave them for 5 days before you harvest.

Harvesting
Spread net over a bowl (harvesting bowl).

Nice write up and pics. How long does one need to wait for the flies to finish laying before covering up the growing bowl?

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by eluquenson(m): 1:35pm On Feb 15, 2016
Bice job sir

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Re: Growing Maggot For Animal Feed in Pictures by Clone2020(m): 1:35pm On Feb 15, 2016
Yum indomie

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