What Are The Best Treats For Your Poultry ~ Part 2
Grubs are dried black soldier fly larvae, an environmentally friendly feed supplement or treat. Good for all stages, grubs from Scratch and Peck are grown in the Pacific Northwest, raised on traceable pre-consumer waste fruits, vegetables, and grains that might otherwise go to a landfill.
Grubs from Scratch and Peck (Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens) are sustainably raised on clean food waste. Delicious and nutritious, grubs are 100% natural, contain up to 40% protein, and are rich in calcium and other nutrients.
The grubs are actually the larvae of the black soldier fly. Black soldier flies are “specialists” in recycling spoiled or unused food and are used to supplement animal feeds. Black Soldier Flies do not bite, nor do they buzz around looking for something to eat, making them a useful ally in sustainable agriculture. The processing method of the grubs is to wash, cook and then dry.
The grubs feed on pre-consumer waste such as fruits, vegetables, and grains that might otherwise go to a landfill. All of their feed is 100% traceable and provides a nutritious diet yielding a healthy larvae rich in calcium and Omega-3s. Most comparable products on the market are sourced from China and have been tested to show high levels of mercury.
Sourcing the highest quality ingredients directly from local growers is extremely important to Scratch and Peck Feeds and their grubs are no exception. Scratch and Peck is very excited about their 100% Pacific NW sourced grubs and the partnerships they have formed to bring you this sustainable and nutritious treat.
Why are they different colors? Different maturity levels of the larvae will vary in color.
Grubs can be fed to any omnivorous animal who eats insects as part of its diet. They are a perfect treat for chickens, ducks, game birds and some reptiles love them too!
Grubs are a great source of protein which promotes feather growth and discourages feather picking. A great boredom buster so they can scratch and peck around the coop searching for more!
Due to the manner in which Scratch and Peck's grubs are dried, they have an extensive shelf life. We recommend 12 months.
Scratch and Peck Grubs are available at American Farm and Larder! Pick up a bag today!