Food Questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by StinaD, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. StinaD

    StinaD Out Of The Brooder

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    what are your takes on Shrimp Cooked or raw as treats
    also could i give them mullet left over from fishing??
     
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    We give our girls cooked shrimp tails and they love them. I think when it comes to seafood, I'd cook it since they can carry parasites. Just better safe than sorry, y'know?
     
  3. StinaD

    StinaD Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
    What about the finger mullet?
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had to look that up--never heard of it. Anyway, I guess you could toss them some. Cooking something that small would be difficult. Unless you put some in a steamer basket and steam them? Or poach them, perhaps. I don't know how frequently finger mullet carry parasites; could be not at all since they're so young. Just use your best judgement, I suppose. Maybe someone else can offer some insight into this?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    My chicks love fish! When I fillet some fish I catch I place the carcasses in a bucket for disposal. The chicks pick at the bits of meat between the fish bones - seems to be a real treat for them.
     
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  6. StinaD

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    Thanks they do like the shrimp I think I am going to try streaming the finger mullet on the grill and then give it to them.
     

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