They LOVE Tuna Fish!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AZchickenchick, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. AZchickenchick

    AZchickenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was feeding my dogs tuna from a can and gave some to my 3 hens and they went BERSERK! Is there any reason I shouldn't do this? They won't start laying till April...maybe it will make their eggs fishy...yuck
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Fish adds Omega 3 to your eggs. Makes them healthier.

    I give mine fish every week. This week they all fought over 4 talapia fillet's. Sometimes I give them pollack most often I open a can of salmon and watch them fight over it.
     
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  3. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tuna contains Mercury so I wouldn't use it alot.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If it contains Mercury, why is it still sold for human consumption?
     
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  5. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a treat, once or twice a week I will open a can of tuna, ocean fish, or other fishy cat food. The cost is under 1.25 for four small cans. The birds absolutly love it. When they hear me pop the lid off the can, they come running.
     
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  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    The light tuna should be fine... the albacore tuna seems to have more residual mercury, and it is recommended to only consume 1 can per week, especially for expectant mothers. Once in a while as a treat to the chickens won't hurt them. We always seem to wind up with extra salmon and halibut from the previous fishing season, and anything freezerburned or really old gets boiled up and fed to the chickens for extra protein. They LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
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  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:Because the FDA dictates that certain levels are allowable, and they figure that you won't eat so much in a given time period to reach a toxicity level. some people do, however, and it's a scary disease to battle.

    Pregnant women are advised against eating certain types of seafood for the duration of their pregnancies.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I've given it as a treat a few times, and they do go NUTS over it.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Do you think the fish should be cooked first????

    Eagles eat it raw?
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Flu vaccine contains mercury and is regularly injected into humans - so go ahead and eat tuna, just skip the flu shot [​IMG]
     
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