Can chickens eat fish bones?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fluffers, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. So today we cought some fish and I was wondering if the chickens could eat fish bones. I think they can because the bones are healthy, but I was no sure. so, can chickens eat fish bones?

  2. LBejaran

    LBejaran Songster

    Apr 14, 2013
    Deep South Texas
    Yup, chickens can definitely eat fish bones. If you have any longer bones, I'd recommend breaking them up first. I've fed my chickens whole crawfish with shells and they always find a way to eat the shells and the meat. When chickens want something, they'll find a way to eat it, hehe!
  3. Bella54330

    Bella54330 Chirping

    Nov 4, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I've never fed them fish bones, but they absolutely LOVE shrimp shells!
  4. okay, thank you! that really helped! i'm planing on giving them some yummy coho salmon!

  5. missy_cbell21

    missy_cbell21 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2009
    maysville, nc
    I had a 2 gallon bucket full of random old bait fish, squid that was caught up in the cast net, and shrimp. I put it in the oven until it was just cooked and flaky. I swear it was all gone before I got back in the house. So yes they will eat the bones and every other bit you put out there.

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