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Can chickens eat...chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by annep, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I boiled some chicken parts for stock and it just seems to be a waste to throw them away..right now, they're in my freezer...but, is it bad to feed it to a chicken? Please end this debate between my hubby and me..Thanks
     
  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Of course they can and will eat chicken and they like it and it's good for them. Now don't listen to the nay sayers who believe it's wrong or they will turn into cannibles etc etc. if you don't want to waste good stock use it in the pen's and don't worry any further.
     
  3. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a huge believer in making my own stock..My Dad taught me that...boil it forever, and it's good for joints, etc...why woudn't it be good for them, I thought??
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yes, it's okay... just tell them "it's nobody we know..."
     
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  5. I <3 my EEs

    I <3 my EEs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:hahahahaha when i give my chickens some chicken i always imagine there are like ROXY ROXY IS THAT YOU!?!? o wait Roxy's right there... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol. i've actually fed mine beef and goat before and they like it!
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A chicken eats everything and everything eats a chicken. Oldie but goodie.
     
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  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens eat each other & I can't stop it !!! Stupid birds!! I love em to death & their still great layers but I swear one day their gonna literally eat each other so yes feeding them chicken is OK.
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    last year we put the pan with our Thanksgiving turkey outside, and what do you know, the chickens finished it off....yikes!
    They loved it, nothing wrong with it....( chicken and turkey meat, about the same thing...)
     
  10. Kountreefok

    Kountreefok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little different opinion...sorry.
    Yes, chickens are cannibalistic by design....but...
    Personally, we don't feed back chicken. I just keep thinking of that whole mad cow disease fiasco--created by cows eating beef by-products) and worry.
    Probably not a real issue with chickens, and no doubtt cooking makes it even safer, but as for us we err on the side of caution.
     

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