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RAW FISH as source of CHICKEN FOOD

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LovesAGoodYolk, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. LovesAGoodYolk

    LovesAGoodYolk Chirping

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    Does anyone feed raw fish to their chickens? If yes, what do you do to the whole fish before giving it to the chickens? I am wondering about this possibility as we have a 5 acre lake on our property. Thank you.
     

  2. DwayneNLiz

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    my chickens eat raw fish
    i buy shiners at the hardware store for my ducks, but the chickens like them too!
     
  3. LovesAGoodYolk

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    what are shiners?
     
  4. Pats Poultry

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    shiners are a small minnow like fish usually caught for bait.
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  5. DwayneNLiz

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    i should say they are not just raw, but they are alive too
    my ducks love them and if a duck catches one then drops it on the ground, the chickens fight over it
    i have even seen a couple of my chickens try to catch them out of the pool

    smelt are good too
     

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