Can chicken eat chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickens2009, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read on here before that when some people are cleaning their meaties they feed the trimmings and guts to their laying flock. Is this ok to do? Is it ok for chickens to eat raw or cook chicken?
     
  2. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    My chickens eat chicken (and turkey at Thanksgiving!) all the time!

    I give them ALL our scraps whenever we have chicken...but it creeps my husband out [​IMG]


    eta: I've never fed them raw chicken....and probably wouldn't - just don't want to worry.
     
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  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feed all the scraps left over from processing
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    The chickens wont' care - they are unsympathetic louts.

    There is reasonable concern that certain diseases, parasites etc., might be transmitted from the raw offal.
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:I have to agree. Chicken/poultry specific diseases or parasites could be spread easily through raw or undercooked birds. I won't feed any chicken to mine because it creeps me out but my birds would love it. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:I have to agree. Chicken/poultry specific diseases or parasites could be spread easily through raw or undercooked birds. I won't feed any chicken to mine because it creeps me out but my birds would love it. [​IMG]

    It is why dead birds should be disposed of by burning or in a burial pit.
     

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