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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gvntofly05, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    I'm boiling up some chicken right now to make chicken and noodles for dinner. After I pull most of the meat off the bone can I throw the bones with the connective tissue and skin in the run for my chickens?

  2. If you want to then I would say Yes.
  3. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

    Apr 7, 2009
    Yep its good protein and the chickens don't know so don't worry lol I read on here somewhere about someone putting out the leftover lobster parts too.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  4. gkeesling

    gkeesling Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Hagerstown, IN
    We do that all the time now. I didn't know that when I first got chickens, but they will clean a carcass down to just the bones pretty quickly. We put our boiled chicken, turkey, rabbit carcasses out to them. I didn't know they were such cannibals.
  5. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Thanks everyone! It looks like my chickens are going to get a good treat today!
  6. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    Be sure to pick up the bones when they're through with them if you have dogs. Don't want them getting hurt.
  7. Ghostchick

    Ghostchick Songster

    May 1, 2009
    I heard this is good for them, but I just can't bring myself to do it! It just grosses me out!!! Bleck! [​IMG]

  8. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    They are omnivores...if it is edible and they are hungry, they WILL try it! I have seen chickens head first in a deer carcass going to town on the meat and flies <this was a somewhat fresh kill btw>. I have also seen them go nuts over hotdogs and McD's cheeseburgers lol They LOVE meat... I think it is an instinct in them to eat protein...othewise why would they go nuts over catching bugs, frogs, lizards, and mice?

    I would never give a vegetarian animal <ie cows> meat, cos they were not meant to eat it. Chickens tho? Yup...I give them meat scraps and they love it and have had no issues. As my grandad used to say... "Put a dead cow in a field and the other cows stay away. Put a dead chicken in the coop and the chickens will get their knives and forks. It's how they are put together!"

    If they were w/out humans to feed them... you can bet they would be eating anything they could catch....or come across. I have yet to see a chicken who chose to be vegan!
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  9. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

    Feb 6, 2009
    My chooks adore any bones I throw them.

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