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Can the cckens have the turkey carcass?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mskayladog, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Was thinking about throwing it to the girls.

  2. i wouldnt give chikens any dead animal
  3. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    If your talking about the leftover turkey carcasses from thankgiving, yes. My girls love it and they will pick every last bit of meat off it. After all chickens are omnivores.
  4. They'll love it! I even throw them roast chicken bits
  5. bridget-rdh

    bridget-rdh Chirping

    Oct 6, 2012
    Drumright, OK
    Our flock enjoyed the turkey carcass, there was a good amount of meat left on it.. I also cooked the neck and giblets in the microwave to feed them tomorrow! I feed them any and all leftover meat as long as it doesn't have a lot of salt.
  6. They were crazy for it, like piranha having a feeding frenzy lol. I took everyone out there to watch and they were all amazed. Rofl not me..I threw that carcass in the run and ran for my life :D
  7. marlo1968

    marlo1968 Songster

    Mar 31, 2012
    Lorenzo, TX
    I gave my hens the turkey carcass this year and they attacked it like it might get up and run away.....they were picking it clean when I left. Though since I sometimes leave the coop open during the day I will have to go and rake the coop this evening or in the morning to clean up the bones, my dog roams in there from time to time. Totally ignores the chickens, he goes in to see what they left for him.

  8. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Songster

    Dec 13, 2010
    Dunno, let's ask them!


    They say "Yessss"!
  9. I ripped out all the innards of the turkey (everything was still in it) and I didn't even think about the chickens!! :( I'm still new, that's my excuse. It all went in the trash. Then again, they had no interest in the dark meat or the green bean casserole, or the potatoes either. I mean...they had HUGE interest in it, but only for swimming in it, nestling into it and dustbathing in it, which resulted in a sticky nasty mess. They didn't eat it.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012
  10. Chickens will eat just about anything. They seem to know what is good and not. Surpisingly they are also prone to eating their own kind. Carniverous eh! DHL

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