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what about a bony carcass? When I pull the spine out of the partially frozen salmon there is quite a bit of meat
left on it. I scraped it off the bones last week and the chickens LOVED the raw meat, can I leave it on
the bones and let them work it off?
Can they choke on the bones?roll

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I'm waiting to see the answer on this one too. DH cleans a lot of fish and we havent given them the carcasses for the same reason.

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Any info on this? I am quite interested also!

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I don't know about fish, but I always give my chickens turkey, chicken and rabbit carcasses after we've carved everything we wanted off of it.  They dismantle it completely, even managing to disjoint all the bones!

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according to the post below...yes, fish meat and bones are ok...

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=291904&p=2

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Thanks for the link to the tread.  A good read...

Mine get cooked fish when ever some is leftover and we don't eat it first...wink

They get raw fish too sometimes.  They sure do love fresh guts, roe and little pieces of meat scrap.  I sometimes give them a carcase, though I worry about a bone puncturing their crop or something.  Though I have never read that has ever happened.

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post #7 of 9

Ditto on "Thanks for the link." When we catch more than I can eat fresh (DH doesn't eat trout.), I can some for the chickens(no salt) and some for me(w/ a little salt and jalapeno peppers). It's good to know that I can just toss the whole fish to them and not have to go to the trouble/expense of canning. I was worried about the bones, but you've set my mind at ease.

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I love this website so cool to just be able to look things up.

 

I have some ends from cleaning a large salmon (head & tail) and wondered if the chickens could eat this as we don't.

 

Ok will take it out to them later, maybe I'll take my camera with in case there are some good photo opps.


Edited by Ullie - 11/3/12 at 9:45am
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I love this website so cool to just be able to look things up.

 

I have some ends from cleaning a large salmon (head & tail) and wondered if the chickens could eat this as we don't.

 

Ok will take it out to them later, maybe I'll take my camera with in case there are some good photo opps.

I always toss the fish cleanings to my flock. The fight over the entrails, work the head over pretty well, pick meat off the tail but don't eat the tail fin itself. Some little bones seem to get eaten but larger bones just get left. I've also never noticed a fish odor or taste to my eggs.

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