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

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    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

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    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

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    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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