Can Chickens Eat Fish and Fish Bones?

Chickens require various types of nutrients in their diet. Of the many nutrients chickens need, proteins are one of the most important.

Chickens can get protein from many plant sources and animal sources. However, this article focuses on one of the animal sources – fish.

Fish are safe and healthy for chickens to eat both cooked and raw. In fact, you’ll find that they can eat most parts of a fish that humans ordinarily wouldn’t eat.

Chickens are at risk of mercury poisoning from eating fish, just like humans. But some species of fish are more likely to cause this than others.

Chickens can safely eat cooked fish. You can boil the fish, poach it, grill, or bake it. As long as you do not add oil or seasonings, chickens can peck away on cooked fish.