can chickens eat marrow bones and fat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wildorchid053, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i am making a big pot of vegetable beef soup.. i have beef bones with marrow and lots of fat.. i also have carrot peels that i diced up along with celery.. and when the soup is done can they have it? it will have.. potatoes, corn, carrots, celery, onion, lima bean, string beans, tomatoes, peas, and any other veggies that i have.. i have removed the bone and the fats. but the shredded beef pieces are in it.. ok or not?

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    As long as the beans are fully cooked, I don't see why not. Raw or undercooked beans contain something harmful to chickens but fully cooked beans are OK. Everything else looks good.
  3. edb

    edb Songster

    I process about 25-30 of my own deer every year. They old guy that got me started on chickens would get all the bones from me. He crushed them and fed them to his chickens. It has something they really like.
  4. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I just had my own post about this. Its hunting season here and we try and use all of the animal we can. So the chickens get all the fat made into suet blocks. You know when you have Alaskan chickens when they take to Bou Blocks right away!

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