Smoked salmon trimmings!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by calamitykate, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. calamitykate

    calamitykate Out Of The Brooder

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    I have rather a lot of old (3 days out of date) smoked salmon left over from Christmas. Can I feed this to my flock safely? I've cooked and flaked the smoked salmon. Seems a pity to waste it.
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, you can. I routinely feed fish to birds. It is cooked only if presented as leftovers, otherwise it is raw or rotten. I have yet to see problems with bones despite consumption of some pretty big ones. Skin most nutritious part.
     
  3. calamitykate

    calamitykate Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you, I reckon they'll go mad for it!
     
  4. DenverBird

    DenverBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless that smoked salmon smells bad, it's still probably just fine for people food. those freshness dates usually have a lot of safety factor and are planned for worst case food storage scenarios (out in the sun in 90 degree heat). here's a recent article from NPR on the topic.

    Enjoy!

    -DB
     
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  5. HouseCat

    HouseCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only downside I would see is if you fed it to them regularly your eggs will start tasting like fish. On second thought, Smoked Salmon infused eggs sound pretty darn good!
     
  6. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    We fish... a lot....LOL... and we had brought home a mess of perch to clean when our flock was about 4 months old or so.
    We set up our cleaning table outside and of course the flock wouldn't leave us alone... bunch of nosey beggars! I trimmed off a little bit of fish to give to our most persistent hen and she grabbed it and ran, with half the flock in hot pursuit! Talk about funny!! [​IMG]
    Needless to say they quickly came back for more and we found they LOVE fish scraps. We kept the amount moderate since it was a new food for them, but now they get it on a weekly basis or so, sometimes cooked, sometimes raw... usually as one of their evening treats.
     
  7. calamitykate

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    Mine loved the smoked salmon trimmings, I thought it would give me an upset tum, as smoked salmon does that to me even if its one day over due, so........
    I try them on allsorts of things now and the only things they do not really like is onions and leeks. Everything else scoffed in seconds!
     

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