The University of California Cooperative Extension includes a wide variety of projects aimed at improving poultry health. Following is information for the news media.
Information and resources for raising commercial poultry and backyard production.
Black Soldier Fly Larvae Chicken Feed Supplement Study
The research project is designed to determine whether feeding egg-laying hens a diet supplemented with black soldier fly larva (BSFL) will cause their eggs to taste or look different. This poultry project may lead to improved poultry health while reducing the amount of corn and soy used in chicken feed.
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Maurice Pitesky, UC Cooperative Extension poultry specialist with UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Deb Niemeier, UC Davis professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jean VanderGheynst, UC Davis professor in the Department of Biological Agricultural Engineering