Chickens eating Fish Food Pellets. Is it ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rhino533, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are crazy about fish food pellets. They love them. I sometimes throw a handful around as a treat. I'm just wondering if fish food is ok for chickens? I think it must be ok but I just want to make sure. They only eat it once in awhile and as a snack only.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think once in a while, as a snack is OK. I think pretty much anything once in a while, as a snack is OK. Chickens are built for a wide variety of foods.

    When I had catfish in my pond, I found the sinking fish pellets hard to get and very expensive, I noticed that the crude nutrition was nearly identical to layena. So I switched the catfish over to Layena.

    Imp- They did have babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have stolen the fish food with no adverse consequences whatever.
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine also steal dog food! [​IMG]
     
  5. rhino533

    rhino533 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Great to know! I'll keep on feeding it to them it as a snack. They really do love and go crazy when I give it to them.
     
  6. kpsullivan

    kpsullivan Out Of The Brooder

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    Their eggs will taste fishy if they overdo it![​IMG]
     

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