Viraj and Eric met in the summer of 2014 while working on the Quinault Indian Nation, a Native American reservation in the Pacific Northwest. They quickly became best friends, and a few years later decided to share a nest and get some chickens.
Maya and Viraj met at college, where they began exchanging ideas on how people could lead lives more conscious of where their food comes from and what impact it has on the planet.
With this as a shared mission amongst the three, they started Kulisha to do just that.
What does Kulisha mean?
It means “to feed” in Swahili. One of our co-founders, Viraj, is from Kenya. A few of our chickens have Swahili names too...
Tell me more about the BSFL…
Black soldier flies typically have about a 4 week life cycle. They spend about a week of that as flies, while the rest of the time they are in larval form. As flies, they don’t have mouths which means they can’t bite, buzz, or even eat! This means that in their larval form, when they do have mouths, they have to consume an incredible amount of food. This makes them perfect for us, because they have evolved to eat a whole range of things including food scraps, and can accumulate large amounts of healthy protein, fats and nutrients.
How much Edibugs should I feed my chickens?
We recommend giving a handful or two (about 0.5 ounces) per chicken per day. Edibugs are packed in nutrients, and so even this relatively small amount will be enough to greatly boost your hen's immune system and calcium intake. It’s the perfect amount to form a closer bond with your chickens, and can be especially helpful to get them through cold winters.
What if my chickens don’t like Edibugs?
If you or your hens aren’t 100% satisfied with our product, drop us a note and we'll give a full refund, no questions asked.
How much food waste is diverted by buying Edibugs?
When you give Edibugs to your chickens, you can feel great. Not only are they eating well, but every bag diverts five pounds of food waste. And with over 60 million tons of food thrown out each year, these little bugs can make a big difference.