feeding tuna scraps?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hikechick, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. hikechick

    hikechick Out Of The Brooder

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    We're canning tuna today and have a bunch red part of the tuna that we don't eat. Does anyone know if it's okay to give to chickens? Does it flavor their eggs? Thanks for any insights you can provide!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Your chickens will LUUUUUV you !
    If you feed too much it can make the eggs taste a little off...
    but.. i've fed my chickens fish MANY times and never had that problem.
    Its a great extra protein treat for them!
     
  3. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you cook it first? I bake the leftovers/trimmings from the tuna canning for the dogs. They'll be really mad if the chickens get their treats!
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can that part seperate from the rest and use it for cat food. I've used it in the chicken E.R. too and they love it. I don't know, but I think that a steady diet of it may taint the eggs but as long as you're just using it as a treat or protien boost you won't have any problems with that. Good stuff, I'm jealous!
     
  5. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never thought about canning the 'dog' tuna. I always bake it, vac seal it and freeze it. Great idea to can it. And I'm opening up a frozen bag today so I'll share it with everyone. They're starting to molt, might be really good for them.
     
  6. turbo13

    turbo13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chickens Get Fish 3 / 4 Xs A Week.sardines,tuna,salmon.what Ever I Happen To Have.thesalmon They Eat Raw.They go Bonkers For Fish.i May Cut Down When They Start Laying,if The Eggs Taste Off.
     

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