Can they eat Bologna?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by OliviaDeHav, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know.... odd question?? maybe it is odd??? My son bought some bologna.....forgetting what it actually TASTES like and what is IN it!! We have eaten mostly organic foods, nothing processed (except him and his junk that HE buys!).... and he thought he'd love the bologna... only you can't go home again.... So i have this bologna and i thought, i wonder if this is too spicy for the chickens? i wonder if they will eat it... My chickens are SO picky! they turn their noses up at most everything or will just kind of poke at it... they went NUTS [​IMG] over the bologna! I didn't give them too much as i was really not sure about it... i didn't find it anywhere listed.....
    thoughts???
     
  2. dawg53

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    I like bologna mmmmm! Chickens eat it too lol. I like fried chitterlings too, I wont share it with my chickens though lol.
     
  3. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i give mine bologna and also sometimes some hot dog weenies
    but only when i try to get them to do something..like a treat for training
    its weird to train a chicken for tricks but it works..i call a roundhead cockerel i have and i just tap
    on my shoulder and jumps up..he knows
    lol anyway yea i think it is fine for them to eat it just in a moderate amount or they will throw up..
    saw it happen to my silver phoenix who got cranky and didnt want to wait for his piece he jump up
    on my arm took and ate the whole thing :S
     
  4. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you talking fried pig intestines??? [​IMG] is that chitterlings??? sorry.... i mean....yummmmmm [​IMG]
     
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  5. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh i am sooooooooo glad i am done eating....the thought of chicken puking up bologna... ewwwwwwwww
    That is a wonderful idea for training! Right now i am just trying to get them to go to their special spot in the yard, they are doing it now and going back to the coop on their own... they are 6 & 9 weeks old.... They have potential! But with how much they LOVE the bologna.... that would work great! Thanks for the idea!
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  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if they should but if my 5 year old has a balogna sandwich outside the chickens will jump up and steal the bologna out.
     
  7. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! i wonder what it is about bologna! mine are SO picky and they went absolutly NUTS over the bologna!
     
  8. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh i am sooooooooo glad i am done eating....the thought of chicken puking up bologna... ewwwwwwwww
    That is a wonderful idea for training! Right now i am just trying to get them to go to their special spot in the yard, they are doing it now and going back to the coop on their own... they are 6 & 9 weeks old.... They have potential! But with how much they LOVE the bologna.... that would work great! Thanks for the idea!
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    yea its a bad image..sorry
    but its a great training trick..sure thing [​IMG]
     
  9. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about the sodium nitrates in the bologna? wouldn't that be back for the chickens?
     
  10. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The salt and preservatives are not the best thing in the food chain for chickens to eat, but they LOVE them. Then think of all the junk food we humans stuff in our bodies.
     

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