Eureka! A couple of weeks ago I experienced a great exodus. No, I am not talking about Moses leading God’s people out of slavery , although that is a very exciting read that I highly recommend. I am talking about black soldier fly larvae. If you want to find out about raising black soldier fly larvae for your chickens click here .
As I said in my previous article one of the main problems I had with my black soldier fly bin is that the night before a rain storm there was always a mass exodus of larvae. This would normally be a good thing except that my chickens are usually locked up in their coop for the night so most of the larvae either crawl away or are eaten by wild birds. Well, the other day I was trying to cool off my animals a bit by running the sprinkler in the chicken yard. This apparently gave the black soldier flies the idea that it was raining and they raced out of the bin in droves to the eagerly waiting mouths of my chickens. Victory, sweet victory! I love it when I discover something great by accident, which does not happen very often. However I have to say I wish I had discovered this a year ago. I am grateful for this forum to pass it on so you don’t have to waste time and money feeding your black soldier fly larvae to the wild birds! I am MUCH happier with my bin now and don’t think I will go to the trouble of building/buying a new one. I have caused this exodus two other times just to make sure it was fool proof before reporting it. It worked every time. Free breakfast for chickens that just keeps producing on it’s own, while I am sleeping. It doesn’t get any better than that. This post was shared on Our Simple Homestead blog hop and Simple Saturdays Blog Hop and Simple Sundays Link Up; Walking in High Cotton