Bonito (Fish) Flakes as a Protein Source

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SewingDiva, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was looking for a supplemental protein source other than canned cat food because I didn't want to attract other animals, so I gave our girls some Bonito flakes and they loved them! I mixed the flakes lighlty into their grit so they don't blow away.

    If you have access to an Asian market Bonito flakes are cheap, easy to find and they last for years. Petco also sells fish flakes in the cat treats section and maybe even fish food might work as well.

    ~Phyllis
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sounds great, and I bet just a little of that adds a great deal of protein, too! Is it very expensive?
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2008
  3. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    d.k :

    * Sounds great, and I bet just a little of that adds a great deal of protein, too! Is it very expensive?

    No not at all - a big bag of bonito flakes is maybe $3 and about the size of medium bag of pototato chips:

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    It's pure protein!

    ~Phyllis​
     
  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    not too salty?
     
  5. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Just 3mg in two tablespoons
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * May have to add that to my emergency supplies along with the rice, beans and Chunky soup. [​IMG]
     

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