can I feed fresh venison tallow and meat scraps ?

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  1. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Husband bagged a deer yesterday and we are processing the meat ourselves. There are nice peices of tallow and meat scraps. Can I feed some to my chickens? I was thinking that birds eat suet. I've given them cooked meat and fat treats and they loved that. Not sure about raw though.
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will go nuts over the raw meat, so go ahead. I use to always bring raw meat scraps from work(butcher shop) to feed to the chickens for extra protein.
     
  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens like raw meat. Mine caught and ate a vole the other day. The snake did not last long in the summer.

    Chris
     
  4. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we always give our chickens and ducks the rib cages from the deer we get. they will pick it clean in no time, it's good for them and they love it! I've started asking other people to give us theirs too, feels a bit strange but it really helps them put some fat on for winter.
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Yes you can feed the deer scraps to your chickens.

    It's good for them. Chickens will eat anything. I've seen ours eat snakes, mice, moles, and even pick the bones of their brothers and sisters after supper if the dogs aren't fast enough.

    They'd eat you if you fell down in the coop and didn't move. [​IMG]
     
  6. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!
     
  7. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks,youre right they love it!
     
  8. toymites

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    We use deer meat for tacos . Chickens love taco meat !
     
  9. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a wonderful food for your chickens!

    You can render the venison tallow and make suet if you want to be bothered...I thought it was fun to do...I did this with beef tallow a month ago and they love the suet...but sounds like raw is just fine. My only concern with raw (or even cooked) is that if you have predators it might be an attractant. The suet doesn't seem to be, but if I gave mine more meat than they could clean in a day, I would be removing it to inside (like put it in a cooler) for overnight, etc...just a thought.

    I jealous! lol

    Makes me wonder about using the offal now...
     
  10. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will eat that also.
     

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