MIT Feasibility project “BSF poultry barn concept”

MIT Feasibility project “BSF poultry barn concept”

MIT projects aim to stimulate innovation in small and medium-sized businesses in the provinces of Drenthe, Fryslân and Groningen. The feasibility study gives you insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the project. You will find out what resources are needed to implement the project and what the chances of success are.

Wadudu has also made use of this scheme. In 2017, Wadudu started the project “BSF poultry house concept”. With this project, Wadudu wants to investigate the possibility of introducing BSF (Black Soldier fly) in commercial chicken houses, in order to reduce the amount of manure in the house and at the same time Use BSF as a food supply.

The quality of the protein of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) is better than that of soy. However, the BSF protein cannot compete in cost price with that of soy. Wadudu is looking for other options for administering the BSF to poultry at a lower cost.


The aim of the project is to create a new poultry house concept in which chickens use animal proteins from residual flows in the house. By utilizing the residual flows, less manure is produced and the composition of the manure changes. This will also positively influence various parameters such as ammonia emission, feed efficiency, animal health and animal welfare. In addition, the feed efficiency of the chicken increases and thus the economic benefit for the poultry farmer.

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