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Can I feed stuffing . . . with chicken broth in it?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by austradork, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. austradork

    austradork Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night I chaperoned a group of international students at traditional thanksgiving buffet. There were a ton of leftovers, and let's just say I literally have 5 boxes of stuffing. I took so much because I was planning on giving some to our chickens for their breakfast . . . until my boyfriend pointed out that the stuffing most definitely contains chicken and turkey broth. Now I feel torn. I don't want to deprive them of a delicious treat just because *I* feel uncomfortable serving chicken broth to chickens. And obviously, they wouldn't even know. However, it does feel a bit wrong.

    What would you guys do?
     
  2. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    LOL, everybody loves chicken. Chickens included.

    Mine LOVE chicken lo mein. They are not people. They will not be offended. [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Unless it has a lot of salt in it I'd feed it to them. I'd be more concerned about the salt than the chicken broth.
    Chickens can actually be quite cannibilistic so I don't think they'll mind a bit of broth.
     
  4. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    Quote:Unless it has a lot of salt in it I'd feed it to them. I'd be more concerned about the salt than the chicken broth.
    Chickens can actually be quite cannibilistic so I don't think they'll mind a bit of broth.

    X2
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    They'll love you for it!! [​IMG]
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
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    its fine. do you have any mashed potatoes? they love that too!
     
  7. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
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    Let chickens enjoy Thanksgiving as well! They would enjoy most anything on the table, but refresh your memory by looking at the treat list on the board. You will find an empty container in short order.
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually you could really pamper your birds: go with turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes + gravy, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, olives, celery and pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream--they'd scarf down all of that [​IMG]
     
  9. Barbierifarms

    Barbierifarms Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens ate leftover boneless skinless chicken & LOVED it.Everyone I told about it thought it was a little wierd....lol-They will also eat Turkey on thanksgiving!
     
  10. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the above are correct.

    If you will look at the ingredients in your poultry feed you will generally find it list either 'animal byproducts' or 'poultry byproducts.' Chickens are carnivores and do better with some animal protein: that includes chicken.
     

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