Shrimp - yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by char259, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some fresh shrimp for supper tonight... and was wondering if it would be ok to feed the heads to my flock. And if you agree would you cook them or not?

    P.S. Said heads are still on ice just in case you say 'yay'.

    Charmain
     
  2. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Id cook em and eat em.... ahem. Yep Id cook em but honestly you can make a great shellfish stock from the heads. Then after you make the stock then feed em to the chooks.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I've fed them both raw and cooked.. just remember if you use a really salty seasoning you should rinse some of the salt off before feeding the scraps to the birds
     
  5. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! I'll probably cook them (salt free) and feed them in the morning.
     
  6. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just reading in the forums today that chickens LOVE seafood raw or cooked. Today I gave my chickens a fish I caught in our river last night. I sliced it open so it would be easier for them to get at but it was raw and they absolutely went crazy for it!
     
  7. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now those are SPOILED chickens! [​IMG]
     
  8. clemston

    clemston Out Of The Brooder

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    We fish with live shrimp and always feed the girls the leftover bait. It makes for a fun game of chicken football!!
     
  9. char259

    char259 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm continuously amazed at what they will eat!
     

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