Are crockpot turkey bones bad for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BantyChooks, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I just got done pulling out the turkey bones and such from my crockpot and was wondering if it was OK to give the chickens. I was afraid that since the bones were so much less dense after stewing the chickens would break off pieces of the bones and eat them and get lodged in their crop or something. Thanks.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi, I asked almost the same question here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1053792/t-day-turkey-carcass

    The general consensus is that it's ok. I'm going to make broth from my turkey today and then give the larger bones to the girls. I let them have the neck after dinner Thursday (sort of a test). They loved it and had no problems from having it.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Oops, I'll give them to the chickens then. Stupid me for missing that!
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Don't smack yourself, it happens to everyone (at least, it's happened to me before)!
     
  5. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just gave the ladies a carcass yesterday I'll see what it looks like today sometime. Sure it's picked over
     
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine also just received their Thanksgiving treat.

    What the flock does not digest, the deep litter will...
     

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