Zebra mussells??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by adegiulio, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. adegiulio

    adegiulio Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2009
    So, I know this is a bit of a strange question, but I figured I would ask anyway. I just took my boat out of the water, and the bottom is crusted with fresh, small zebra mussells. Their shells are still thin and easily break. I'm thinking they might be an good source of calcium and protein for my chickens and pekin ducks, as well as offering them a little variety in their diet. Any opinions on if this is a good idea?
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'd do it, but sparingly. Maybe a rinse to lessen the salt content and make sure no bottom paint gets in there.

    Good luck cleaning the hull, it was always my job to scrape the bottom when I was a kid! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ETA: On second thought, I'd just give them the ones left after I'd eaten them. Mussels are good!
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
  3. sjh

    sjh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    Quote:Zebra mussels are a fresh water mussel imported from Europe/Asia I believe. I have seen most in the 1/2" or smaller size. They are a invassive species.

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