Do your chickens like Mealworms? Why not try Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL). Black Soldier Fly Larvae are high in amino acids and protein too. Give your chooks a boost that they’ll go crazy for!
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are a healthy treat for:
· Other reptiles
· Other amphibians
· Some small mammals
Dine a Chook Black Soldier Fly Larvae are produced in Australia and are fed on pre-consumer, vegetable-only waste. Choose a treat that reduces landfill and greenhouse gases. Choose Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae.
Benefits of Dine a Chook Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae:
· 100 % natural BSFL
· No preservatives or additives, ever!
· Gently dried, preserving maximum nutrition
· Rich in protein and key vitamins and minerals
· An excellent source of amino acids, essential building blocks for growth and egg production
· Guaranteed to be raised on a single-source, vegetal-only diet
· Keeps pre-consumer food waste out of landfill, reducing greenhouse gas production
· No need to refrigerate
· Keeps for months
· Reduces the hassle and expense of live insect feeds
Black Soldier Fly Larvae are a nutritious addition to a balanced diet for chickens and other poultry, birds, fish, lizards, turtles, other reptiles, amphibians, spiders and some small mammals.
What are Black Soldier Fly Larvae?
Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia illucens) are a small, black fly that is often mistaken for a wasp. They are common in Australian gardens and their larvae are beneficial for compost piles.
By processing food waste, BSFL reduce landfill and the greenhouse gases it produces. Both Forbes magazine and The Washington Post see BSFL as a potential solution to the problems of industrial food waste and the need for high-quality, environmentally-friendly protein sources for animal feed.
Features of Dine a Chook Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
· 100 % Dried Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Larvae
· 550 g pack
· Amino acid content includes histidine, serine, arginine, glycine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, threonine, alanine, proline, lysine, tyrosine, methionine, valine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalaline, hydroxyproline and taurine
NB. This is a typical analysis and varies slightly per batch.
How to use Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Feed Black Soldier Fly Larvae straight from your hand or from a dish. Mix them with other feeds or sprinkle them over pellet foods to make them more appealing. BSFL can be rehydrated – visit our blog to find out how.
Always provide access to clean, fresh water.
Feeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae to chickens
Use Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a treat for chickens or a training reward. You can also encourage natural foraging behaviour by scattering a handful of BSFL on the ground.
BSFL can also be used in chicken toys. Try cutting small holes in a plastic bottle and filling it with a handful of BSFL. Your chickens will go nuts trying to get the BSFL out! Just make sure the holes are big enough for the BSFL to fall out as your chickens roll the bottle around!
Black Soldier Fly Larvae should not be used as the main source of food for chickens. BSFL should be considered a treat or supplement in addition to a complete feed.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae for other pets
Black Solider Fly Larvae can be used as a treat or training reward for birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, spiders and small mammals. For species such as reptiles and fish, they may be suitable as a main source of food.
This product is not for human consumption. When designing or changing an animal nutrition program, you should always consult a veterinarian or licenced animal nutritionist.
Dine A Chook shipping charges are outlined below and are for all Australian and New Zealand orders.
|Up to 1kg||$9.95|
|1 - 3kg||$12.95|
|3 - 5kg||$14.95|
|5 - 7kg||$19.95|
|Over 7kg||Calculated at checkout|
|Order over $199 with a total weight under 7kg - Excludes Bulk Bird Netting||Free Shipping - Use Coupon Code 'Free Shipping'|
How is your order shipped?
All Dine A Chook orders are sent using Australia Post unless otherwise stated. All orders require a signature at the time of delivery unless you provide an authority to leave. We deliver to Residential and Business addresses, PO Boxes and Parcel Lockers.
Every Dine a Chook delivery is completely insured for the total value of the items despatched and insurance coverage includes loss and damage during transit. In the unlikely event, you receive a broken item contact our office via the contact us page within 3 working days of signing for the goods so we can arrange for a replacement.
|State||Estimated delivery (business days)|
|New South Wales||3-5 days|
|South Australia, Tasmania & ACT||6-8 days|
|Western Australia & Northern Territory||8-12 days|
With the exception of busy times of the year, orders received before 11am are generally shipped out that same day.