Grubs – A Healthy Duck Snack

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Last updated on May 10th, 2024 at 07:37 pm

Who doesn’t love snacks? While the ducks need to get a balanced and healthy diet for sure, they also need some treats. Good treats are grubs! They are full of protein and calcium.

But what are grubblies/grubs? These are black soldier fly larvae (BSFL). They get oven-dried and packed. These treats are full of nutrients and minerals that are good for your backyard flock (ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, …).


Many people are probably more familiar with mealworms, which are also good treats for ducks. But did you know that grubs have a better ratio of nutrients? While mealworms are higher in protein, grubs are much higher in calcium.

Protein: This is good for healthy feathers and eggs. Especially when our ducks are molting, they will get an extra portion of grubs to give them what they need.

Calcium: As we all know, ducks (like other birds) need calcium to produce strong and healthy egg shells.

Our Ducks love both mealworms and grubs. And they will get both because they are spoiled, very spoiled. We especially like the grubs from FlyGrubs because they are produced locally and sustainably. The larvae feed on food waste. Isn’t that cool?

Learn more about a healthy duck diet in the following blog post:

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Melanie (Duck Mom)

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