Are chickens allowed meat?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jackery11, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. jackery11

    jackery11 New Egg

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    Hello, I have heard some people say that chickens are allowed meat scraps and I've also heard that they are not allowed to eat meat, can someone help me? I'm quite new to chickens haha:)
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed meat scrapes occasionally. Chickens eat worms, flies, and other insects. I've seen them grab and devour baby mice when the mouse's nest was dug up. No salts, sugars, and spices.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't personally feed my chickens meat scraps, but as long as the meat is well cooked, I doubt there's any harm in it. I would avoid feeding them raw meat however as you don't want to risk them getting a taste for cannibalism. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Chickens will certainly eat meat but a good rule of thumb to remember is to not feed them more treats than they can eat in about a 10-15 minute time period.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Oh yes Chickens will eat meat - some people like to give them the turkey carcass and they will clean it off to the bone.
     
  9. BirdHead

    BirdHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! And of course chickens are omnivores! Preferably boiled meat and don't forget don't feed more than a chicken can't readily eat up unless you clean up leftovers, don't want no bugs getting in it and into your birds!
     

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