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Can you feed chickens bacon/meat fat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ashleyrae211, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Socorro, NM
    Some people feed their chickens suet a couple times a year, but I'd be leery of this particular "recipe". Too much fat could make your chickens fat themselves (and turn them into spoiled little brats).

    Unless there's snow on the ground, I don't plan on feeding my chickens much in the way of fatty treats. I'm trying to get my boyfriend off fatty treats as it is! [​IMG]

    He just taught the dog to like potato chips! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  3. Justbantams

    Justbantams New Egg

    Feb 27, 2012
    I live in Maine, and in the winter I give my chickens bacon fat mixed with flax meal. We don't eat bacon often, so it is a treat for everybody. The flax meal comes in a bag from Bob's Red Mill. I mix cold bacon fat left over from frying bacon with flax meal to make a kind of crumbly mass. I put it in a pan with other kitchen scraps, and they eat it all. As I mentioned, not often, and only in winter, because it does get cold here.
  4. AppaDaisy96

    AppaDaisy96 New Egg

    Apr 7, 2012
    Yes, you can. Chickens can and will eat ANYTHING. I like mixing milk, raw eggs(no shell), and cooked grease or oil, corn oil and canned veggies in with my Broiler complete for my show chickens. They love it and always go crazy over it. With our laying hens and other chickens, we throw leftovers in there all the time, including meat, cooked veggies, old cerel and bread. Rotted fruit. They love it, and everytime we go out there they are running up and down the pen looking for more.
    Hope I helped!
  5. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    They probably will eat it, just the fat content will not be great.
  6. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    Thanks everyone!
  7. njdevil

    njdevil New Egg

    Jul 12, 2013
    Colorado Springs
    Lol. Are you worried about their cholesterol???

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