Can chickens eat deer guts? Sorry I need to know

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ginbart, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Not sure where to put this one but,

    it’s deer hunting time here in PA.

    DH got a deer yesterday. Well I guess he didn’t get it all cleaned out in the woods because this morning I looked out the kitchen window and saw some insides of the deer.

    I let my chickens out and they went after it like it was steak. Is it ok for them to eat it?

    I hope so because they are fighting over it. It was so gross watching them. [​IMG]
     
  2. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, it's been on here several times. Just search under this forum using deer or deer carcass.

    Chickens love protein.
     
  3. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will also LOVE the deer fat.
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Sorry I never thought to do a search. I just needed an answer quick. Thanks for the answer. Now I'll do a search and see what I find.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Just be-careful it does not go rancid before they finish it up, they could get botulism from it.
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Must be a grim sight! As long as it hasn't gone bad, I guess it's fine to let them feast!
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I didn't think of that either thanks. My DH better pick the rest of it up today before he goes to work.
     

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