whiskey for my men, fish for my chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by auntpeep, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. auntpeep

    auntpeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I read that chickens really love tuna and other canned fish. My son and I have been crawfdad fishing for the past few day, and occasionally we catch a small fish. Do you think my chickens would eat raw fish? Will to much fish make the eggs taste fishy? Can raw fish give them worm?(maybe I should cool it!)
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Your chickens will love a fish dinner.

    I have not heard that fish causes fishy eggs or worms, in chickens.

    Imp
     
  3. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about if you catch the fish in a river that is somewhat polluted (say polluted enough that I wouldn't ever eat anything I caught)? Would it be ok to feed the fish to your chickens and then eat their eggs?
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  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe it would make the eggs taste fishy. Now if you fed your chickens a very high diet of fish, the flesh itself could acquire an off taste just as wild ducks that eat lots of fish.


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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    matimeo,
    I would not feed polluted fish to anything. Some of the pollutants can pass through, like heavy metals. Just not worth it for a little bit of food.

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  6. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Quote:I think you already know the answer.
     
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Catch and release out of that river! You definitely have some great, relatively unpolluted rivers around you though.
     
  8. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I wouldnt eat it, I be dang if I would feed it to my chickens.... Yes, if they eat enough fish the eggs will taste fishy....[​IMG]
     
  9. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends. If you have 20 chickens a few small fish are probably fine. If you have 2 chickens, I'd hold off.
     
  10. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I catch more trout than I will use, I can them for the chickens. They absolutely love it, but there's not much chickens don't love. I also can mine, but put in a little salt and jalapeno peppers. Yum!! Even though it's 90 min at 15 lb pressure, it's worth it! And canning breaks down the bones so I don't have to worry about them for the girls or for me.
     
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