Chicken fishing???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by simply blessed, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. simply blessed

    simply blessed In the Brooder

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    Just curious if anyone has or knows a reason not to give live fry to chickens as a treat. If breeding goes as planned we will have too many tilapia babies / guppies to house to adulthood and thought of putting them in a shallow dish for chickens to catch. Thought they'd be nutritious, hilarious to watch the hens catch them[​IMG], and would be a better use for the fry than compost. Also wondering about water bugs and minnows. (Kids would have fun catching those for them.) Is there a wrong size? I don't want to choke the poor birds! Thanks for any advice or thoughts!
     
  2. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino

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    Chickens are omnivors so there is no problem for them to eat and diagest fish. So you can give them fish I think that you should cut them to small peaces for safety reasons only.
     
  3. canesisters

    canesisters Songster

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    I don't see any difference between giving them little fish and giving them grasshoppers, worms, june bugs.
    Enjoy! Should be a good afternoon for all (except the fish)
     
  4. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Songster

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    I've heard of funky tasking eggs from too much fishmeal/fishfood/etc, but if you're only giving them as treats, I don't think you'll have a problem.
     
  5. simply blessed

    simply blessed In the Brooder

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    Good point! Hadn't thought of that! Thanks!
     

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