Guppies ??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by babieblues, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. babieblues

    babieblues Out Of The Brooder

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    Have been reading over all the posts about different types of treats to feed to chickens. Found a few posts that mention feeding guppies to your chickens. Are guppies safe for feeding to chickens?
    We have an aquarium full of guppies, too full actually, and we were trying to figure out what to do with them all. We also have a tank that is overrun with snails. They came with some plants we bought and we can't seem to get rid of them. Can they be fed to chickens as well?
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    My chickens ate some small goldfish that had washed out of a garden pond in a rainstorm. Didn't hurt them and they seemed to love the treat! The catch snails in the garden all the time.
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's protein they'll eat it. No problem.
     
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    protien is good for them they will love the treat
     
  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry didnt mean to get this a second time
     
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  6. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put a few guppies in the Koi pond back in spring and as you can imagine we now have billions of guppies... we feed the chickens guppies all the time also we feed the extra baby goldfish to them and they love 'em!
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Now I know what to do with the extra guppies LOL! and those troublesome snails!
     
  8. babieblues

    babieblues Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the replies [​IMG]
    This is great, no more worry about overloaded guppy tanks.
    The aquarium snails are okay to feed as well? Someone told me no as they carry too much bacteria or something. We've been feeding them by the handfuls to the koi and goldfish, but still have tons of them left.
     
  9. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure about snails but I know the Koi love them as you stayed...
     
  10. RIBill

    RIBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about feeding them to chickens, but if they are the little "glass" snails they can become a significant hazard to fish. The snail larvae latch on to the skin, gills, and whatnot and slowly kill the fish. If you shine a bright flashlight at an angle in the tank, you will see them floating around. I would guess they wouldn't be an issue out of water, but I would eradicate them in my fish tank. I don't know if the bigger aquarium snails are an issue though.
     

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