While it’s very important to ensure that your chickens have a quality well-balanced feed, it’s still appropriate to offer them healthy snacks.
Offering healthy snacks not only helps you bond with your flock in a positive way, but it can also provide them supplemental nutrients and diversity to their diet.
Grubblies are a great eggsample of a healthy snack. Grubblies are oven-dried black soldier fly grubs, packed with nutrients. These are insects that chickens will naturally eat and forage for in nature.
Packed with natural protein and amino acids, Grubblies have more than 50 times more calcium than mealworms, which is an eggstremely important mineral in the formation of eggshells and bone health.
Plus, Grubblies are the only insect in nature to have an optimal calcium-to-phosphorous ratio (3:1). This ratio allows your feather babies to absorb the calcium they need without needing other calcium supplements (like you would with mealworms).
They are an eggcellent snacks year-round, especially during molting. Here are some recipes for fun snacks to make using Grubblies.