Eating Crawdads

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens eat crawdads (crawfish)? [​IMG] I think it would be hilarious to watch! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I could run a net through our irrigation ditches and collect at least 20 at a time! I just wouldn't normally because why bother? However, if my chikie-poos could eat them, I'd collect a bunch. Would I have to kill the crawdad first? I'd probably have to at least remove the claws right? How often could I feed them crawdads?
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can however if you are eating the eggs you may not want to feed them crawdads it might give the eggs an off flavor.
     
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

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    I'd pass if I were you [​IMG] .
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    YOU should eat them! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
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    We eat em down here...(pretty expensive this year....just bought 15 lbs and paid $75) We feed them the peelings...they love em!
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    crawdads..... that word should be a sin! [​IMG]
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:LAWD I'm glad we have private ponds....
     
  8. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i gave mine a bunch the other day and they won't touch them!
    geeees go figure? [​IMG]

    and you got a deal $90 here!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  9. Cyberous

    Cyberous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Off topic but you live in Escalon!

    Holy crapola,.. thats where my Grandparents live, when I was a Kid they lived on Jacktone (sp) Rd, they are the source of my fond childhood chicken memories!!!

    Don
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Eat them yourself-they're delichious
     

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