Sardines and other fish

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by branagh, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. branagh

    branagh Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    32
    Dec 2, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    On occasion I give my 10 leghorns a treat of sardines. They go absolutely bonkers when I serve them the fish.

    Sardines are loaded with omega oils and the mushy bones are a source of calcium.

    Another treat they enjoy is canned salmon.

    Sorry, I tend to endulge my girls. [​IMG]
     
  2. spaka74

    spaka74 Out Of The Brooder

    i would fee my chickens canned a salmon and anchovies and everything nice,
    if only i could get it past my, mum without her noticing,
    thats the trick.....
    then my chickens would eat drink sleep and live better than me....
     
  3. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

    183
    1
    121
    Jul 11, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I'd love to let my girls try some, but I've been afraid of the sodium. Should I worry about that?
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I give mine fresh fish. They know when I have been fishing before I even start clening the fish. It is like they can smell the fish. Even those farest from the house will be raising cane. I don't think canned fish would be to good for them, to much salt.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    4,871
    23
    251
    Jan 11, 2007
    do not give anything with ANY salt in it... salt is a silent killer ... commercial feed has the extact amount they need in it
     
  6. branagh

    branagh Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    32
    Dec 2, 2007
    Nova Scotia
    I don't believe that canned fish like sardines have salt added. They are salt water fish packed in spring water.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by