Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mighta Gone Fishing

And I did! A couple of my friends (also they are family) and I went up to the pond for a few hours to catch a few fish. We are fishing for catfish. 
But this is what I'm catching. Thousands of these little suckers. We have just always thrown them up on the bank to get rid of a few. But, a few weeks ago I read that someone fed their chickens the remains of fish after cleaning them. Fish meal is really expensive and this is a cheaper way.  So I put all the little bream we caught in a buckle. 

I did catch a couple of catfish. 

Just not big enough to eat; so these get to go back in the pond for another day. Make that year!
When I got home, l chopped up all the little bream into bite size pieces for the chickens. 
They like them. I chopped up a few and then gave them some to see how that was going to fly. It soared. 
I'm at a table still chopping and a few are coming over for more. They hung around as long as I was chopping. I still have a little left in the refrigerator that I plan to give them tomorrow. Great protein. 


LindaG said...

Great idea! Do they eat the bones, too? Sometimes bluegill/panfish are so prolific, they never get very big. You'll be doing your chickens and your pond both a favor by keeping the little buggars. :-)
Not to mention your pocket book.
Enjoy the fall weather and have a great week!

LindaG said...

That is great news! Hubby is starting to build a chicken coop. We will be able to keep our small fish now.
Thanks for the information!