Quail + Crayfish = Dinner (Or: Other Uses for Poultry Innards)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Omniskies, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an add-on to one of the quail posts. Since we already hijacked the post once to talk about Alaska I figured I'd make a second thread rather than hijack it again [​IMG]

    I'm too far away from the ocean to get real shrimp, and a lot of our creeks are polluted out here (the ones that aren't are seriously over-fished). In addition, I have a 55 gallon long aquarium that needs something inside of it.

    Has anyone tried raising crayfish/panfish for a "free" dinner using poultry innards?

    Does anyone have any uses for their innards besides the compost heap or bait?
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    We sure did hijack that thread, didn't we?

    Honestly, I don't know what else to do with them. Our neighbor asks for the organs and such to be saved for his sled dogs, but, um, well, I don't think you have many sled-dog owners there, do you? [​IMG]
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I hijacked it the worst.. [​IMG]

    Is it "safe" to feed your dogs the innards? Do you cook them first? Are there innards you can't feed the dogs?

    I'm curious because although I don't have sled dogs, I have several dogs and they may enjoy this treat..


    -Kim
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    I would cook them first... I don't know what the neighbors do. The dogs love giblets chopped up in their food... [​IMG]
     
  5. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crawfish are hard to raise....they need a lot of space! Otherwise the little suckers sit there and eat one another soon as one goes into molt. I tried the pet crawfish thing and it was enough to make me not try it again.
     
  6. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read about the space issue. I was hoping that with enough rocks to hide under and enough food scattered about that they wouldn't be as prone to eating one another. I caught a dozen of varying sizes living in a clump of branches. Plus a 55 long kinda gives a lot of room, and can give even more if you create hills out of gravel.

    If nothing else I suppose they'll be fun to have around. Even if we end up getting a fraction of a single meal after eight weeks.

    If only it were as easy to raise lobster in the midwest as it is to raise chickens.
     

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