Crabs!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chilebound, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Chilebound

    Chilebound Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I said crabs! I live in Maryland and we eat Steamed (not boiled) Blue Crab here. I have always been upset by the waist of all the stuff (shells, guts etc) that is a by product of cleaning crabs. I used to bury them in deep in the garden......

    Now that I have chickens, I save the lungs, guts, fat and the finer deviding peices of shell from inside the crab and feed it to the gang. They LOVE it! Extra proteen and calcium!
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] Whew! I thought this was going in a much different direction! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yah, me too. I know chickens are handy for eating bugs, but REALLY now... setting 'em on that sort of bug hunt would be... unthinkable! [​IMG]
     
  4. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:When I went to the Philipines 2 years ago (My mom is Philipino, her family is still there) there were all sorts of crabs wondering close to the shore were the compound was located. One type of crab in particular (Called alagukoy) was eagerly hunted by the many game chickens that were used as a food source. In fact, is was one of the main foods these chickens ate/were fed since feed was very hard to get. The crabs lived in shallow burrows along sandy areas and when the surface of the burrow is disturbed they jolt out. I remeber I had a blast digging up those crabs for the chickens. They were 5 inches across, and were FAST. But the game chickens were faster, and they sure hunted those things. It's like the philipino version of a grasshopper I guess. [​IMG]

    So I guess chickens can hunt crabs, but the other kind.....eh, not so much. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  5. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] Whew! I thought this was going in a much different direction! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So did I!!! I thought this surely is not going where it sounds like its going!!!! This is BYC!!!!!!!!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:YUM ~ I love hard shell crabs. [​IMG] They are so good and eating them is just as much a social event as it is a meal!
     
  7. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    DH is a commercial fisherman; Copano Bay Blue Crabs are kinda famous as being really good. The ones he caught today are already on a plane tonight to the east coast!
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've known people who drink all the guts juices etc out of crab. They call it crab butter. [​IMG]

    I let them have mine too.

    Imp
     
  9. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:I try to avoid doing that but it tastes really good to me, LOL.
     
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:EWWWWWWWW!
     

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