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can chickens drink moonshine???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Taylor, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    thinking about if chickens could drink moonshine for a natural medicine or something
  2. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    I'm gonna go with no.
  3. cluckoldhen

    cluckoldhen Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2009
    Warrenton VA
    as long as you follow it with a couple of baby asprin in the morning![​IMG][​IMG]
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I'm thinking that it would be bad for their livers.
  5. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    No, someone once said "theres nothing worse than a drunk surly chicken".
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  6. lighthawk

    lighthawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2009
    Gobles MI
    Quote:This is a joke. Right?
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Offhand, I cant think of a time that Ive used any kind of alcohol to actually medicate poultry other than perhaps to clean a wound. I cant imagine any benefit from getting your birds to drink moonshine other than the possible (and ethically questionable [​IMG] ) entertainment value of watching drunk chickens and ducks stagger around the yard. [​IMG]

    If you are using some kind of grain mash to make your moonshine, though, then you probably could probably feed the used mash to the birds as long as you were very careful to use it quickly enough that there was no chance of mold growing in it. Last year I met someone who picks up used mash from a brewery weekly and feeds it to her flock.
  8. detali

    detali Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    I had a neighbor once who let his chicken feed get moist and it fermented. His chicken ate it and got drunk. His poor chickens stumbles around squaking and falling over while the dumb fool laughed his head off.
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Idle minds are the devils playground....
  10. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you made BBQ chicken liners you could get drunk on shine legal

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