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post #21 of 33

My avian vet suggests cat food (with chicken is ok!) when they are moulting or need a little extra protein. I just don't think you're supposed to feed that longterm because of the added vitamins meant for cats. Mealworms are great protein too and they love them! I order 3,000 at a time from Amazon from Rainbow mealworms and keep them in the fridge, where they stay dormant until you give them to the chickens. They go nuts for them, especially if you cover them with a little dirt so they can scratch around for them. :)

post #22 of 33

Thank you.  I feed them the dried meal worms and they love them.  Will check Amazon for the live ones.

post #23 of 33

Does feeding your chickens meat make them cannibalistic? I just read it did. :ep

post #24 of 33
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Does feeding your chickens meat make them cannibalistic? I just read it did. ep.gif
Not mine. I just don't feed them chicken. 😉
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post #25 of 33

If it moves slower than mine they'll eat it!  And they get all kinds of stuff including meat of almost any kind.  Not bacon and not ham, though.  We never have any leftovers of those.

post #26 of 33

I do not think feeding your chickens meat makes them cannibalstic; they already were ;)

 

Yep, mine eat meat [no bacon or ham]; steak, sausages, chicken, turkey, fish, mince [ground beef], roast beef, roast lamb …..

 

When we are cooking, if it is something the gals can have, we cook a little bit extra for them.

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My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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post #27 of 33
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 Not bacon and not ham, though.  We never have any leftovers of those.

Us either... I mean bacon??? Good grief, ours NEVER get bacon. But meat is a good portion source, and they need protein.

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post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by Lilybrine View Post
 

Does feeding your chickens meat make them cannibalistic? I just read it did. :ep

No, it does not.

 

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I do not think feeding your chickens meat makes them cannibalstic; they already were ;)

 

Exactly!

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #29 of 33

I've seen mine eat mice, snakes, moles, voles,  fledglings and of course every insect imaginable. (they don't seem to like stink bugs though :lol:)

 

So whatever meat scraps I have they get. 

post #30 of 33
I've wanted to feed meat scraps but was always too nervous or worried it was bad for them but now I know it's not I might try feeding them some scraps.

I hear meat fat can help keep them warm in the winter too
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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