Originally Posted by skillswife
One thing I will say is that this is how mad cow disease became. From cows eating cow parts in their feed. They may eat it and never have a problem, or it could lead to some crazy chicken disease. We don't feed our chickens, chicken just be be on the safe side.
Edited by Vodzimir - 7/26/11 at 1:09am
Wasn't that from contaminated brain/nervous system (spinal nerve fluid, I think) material, though? I'm pretty sure it's not just "feeding a steak to a cow" that caused the issue. Malformed prions or something?
Most people probably don't feed their chickens brains, if they're just tossing 'em cooked holiday carcasses or bits left over. I feed my chickens breast meat occasionally, during colder months or when they're not feeling well and need the extra protein... Or when the dogs are getting a treat and there's a bit too much left over.