farmerKEN

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 26, 2009
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Should I be worried about mercury in canned tuna or is it okay to give my hens canned tuna (in water not oil) as a treat?
 

Orchid

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
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I think, and I could be wrong, that feeding fish to your chickens is going to give you funny tasting eggs and/or chicken meat.
 

AlaskGirl

Songster
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Apr 19, 2010
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This is the second time someone posted my questions too, thanks! I figured I'd just throw a tuna sandy in and sure enough, it's what they went for first...
 

farmerKEN

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 26, 2009
89
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Western Mass
so I shouldn't worry about mercury?

Mine have only had one can so far. They ate it faster than anything else Ive given them.
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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11 Years
May 14, 2008
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I regularly give my chickens tuna and salmon. It's suppose to add Omega IIIs to the eggs and make them healthier for you.
 

kayri

Songster
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Jul 6, 2007
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I don't think there are any studies specifically on chickens, tuna and mercury content, or if the mercury which is in the canned tuna goes into the egg or stays in the chicken. Because there is no info, I'd use the same guidelines as I do for my kids, not more than one can a month, but my kids are bigger than chickens, so I'd feed them a little less. Heck, feed them flounder or cod instead, it's safer. . .
 

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