Shrimp heads for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FireTigeris, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Well I can get some shrimp heads all frozen up and ready to be thrown to my chooks... I have to trade eggs for this... as the shrimp heads are waste I'm going to ask a pound an egg...

    Is this a good cold treat for my chickens?
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    as long as it was frozen fresh, I'd sure go for that deal. They will get extra calcium from the shells too!
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Yes, and you can make some fabulous shrimp stock for soups, stews and gumbos, too! But do let them thaw a bit and give them the sniff test first. If they stink, put them in the garden.

    BUT..... be aware that any missed scraps or exposed pieces will attract predators to either the garden or the chicken run area.
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Good thoughts. They would be that days fresh catch so they shouldn't stink... I'll let everyone know how it works out when I do this.

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