Can chickens eat beef?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Robin'sBrood, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Okay, I made this great big crock pot dish that consists of boneless stew beef, homegrown tomatoes, organic pinto beans, one small onion & white rice. I wasn't home that night and DH left the crock pot on too long so the rice got mushy - yuck! I hate to have to throw this stuff out, but there is no way I can eat mushy rice without gagging. Can my chickens eat it with the beef in there?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Chickens are omnivorous, I have watched as they devoured a frog. Yes they can eat cooked beef. I say cooked only because, bacteria and disease can be passed in raw beef.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! They love all sorts of meat and fish, but like pipermark pointed out, it needs to be cooked before fed to avoid the bacterial diseases that uncooked meat carries.
    Edited because I can't spell. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I had made a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and once all the left overs were gone i still had beef gravy that was made from the drippings of the roast, and the veggies that were in the pan....

    lets just say i am glad i had no fingers in the way when i gave it to them... [​IMG]
    it was gone is like seconds... there was a few bits of beef in the gravy and the funiest thing ever is to watch the chickens play the chase game...
    oo look what you have SNATCH its mine now...and the chase begins
     
  5. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried steak with mine , they loved it! they too played the chase game until I put enough so they could all have there own piece.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    GREAT! [​IMG] The chickens are going to be happy tonight!

    I've never really thought of giving them meat scraps before. Obviously I wouldn't feed them chicken, but I love the idea of being able to feed them other meat scraps.
     
  7. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have read that they do indeed like chicken also.
    not sure how I feel about that.
     
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  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    As wrong as it seems, I feed mine chicken and they love it. I think it's a personal choice. For me, I'd rather not see anything go to waste that doesn't have to, so what the dogs don't get, the chickens do.
     
  9. spaka74

    spaka74 Out Of The Brooder

    yeahs....
    chickens can eat like all meats, i kinda laughed one day when i accidently gave them a chicken sandwhich i didnt like...
    well they didnt know and by the looks of it they injoyed it too....[​IMG]
     
  10. MattJen

    MattJen New Egg

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    They are little savages. Our pointer brought home a dead coot from the river and left it in the yard and within the hour the chickens had it down to nothing but bones.
     

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