1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

oysters and lobster????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AHappychick, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    OK my roomat brought home some oysters and a lobster last night. I was not expecting it but made yummy backed oysters with them and he ate the lobster.

    I collected all of the shells that still have a bit of muscle on them and threw them in the fridge. Can I give them to the chooks raw like that or should I cook them? I figured they might peck at the edible parts and then I could crush up the shells and spread them around as extra calcium as free choice (they do have crushed oyster shell in their feeder as well and I just got a big bag of the stuff so really dont need to make this a big production.)

    I just figured I would put the raw left over shells in a bag smack them against the pavement or with a hammer a bit and then spread out in part of their free range area.

    I also have the body part of the lobster with the roe and all that I figured I would cut in half and toss with the shells.

    Is it ok to feed them it like this or do I run a risk with the raw shells and should I bake them in the oven first?

    thanks [​IMG]
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    My girls enjoyed my birthday lobster...

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  3. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Oysters and lobster!
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    yes it was a very fancy luxury night lol. Funny too, since I had just finished eating hot dogs for dinner when he came in the door carrying his goodies. I am afraid to ask what it cost him [​IMG]

    BTW I put finely chopped onions, red pepper, garlic, celery, unsalted butter, lemon juice, breadcrumbs and freshly cooked bacon all together into a mash and then took each oyster (after schucking them) and rinsed them off and made a ball out of the mix and meat and put each one back in the deeper shell half and baked at 350 for about 25 minutes or so.

    They were fantastic. kind of my own take on a baked/Casino oyser [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  5. Georgiapea

    Georgiapea Out Of The Brooder

    Wowsa, Happy Chick, that's a fabulous oyster recipe.

    Georgia in Alabama
  6. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    I would just crush a bit & toss them in the pen....
    Chickens will peck anything they find interesting.

  7. clayhill

    clayhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    Lee County, Arkansas
    My girls enjoyed my birthday lobster...

    Can I be your Chook? lol.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by