Can you feed them the raw "left overs" from butchering?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ninjascrub69, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you feed the guts left over from processing to the flock? It just seems like a waste just throwing them away......
     
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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I have never processed, but have read that many others do feed the left overs.

    Imp
     
  3. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say YES I processed a hen the other day and I regret not giving my birds some of the leftovers.
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes if the meat chickens are from your flock or been around past normal quarantine. I wouldn't just go to it with birds newly acquired, those guts are strictly dog treats.
     
  5. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should i take out the intestines, or should i just give them all of the innards?
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Let them have everything.

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  7. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely keep the cleaned and peeled gizzard, the liver, the heart, the neck & head and the feet. Makes for the best chicken stock, ever! [​IMG]
     
  8. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me personally do not feed chicken to chicken.
    Two reasons:
    1. Break the chain of any disease or parasite.
    2. Morally opposed to cannibalism when other options are available.

    My birds get left overs from processing other animals though.
    ON
     
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I normally let the wild animals have my scraps that I don't save for the dogs, but I wouldn't be a bit opposed to the chickens eating them....I just don't like finding the scraps lying around the yard later.

    It's good, clean protein for them and it doesn't cause them to become cannibalistic in any way.
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    What the chickens don't eat, the dogs clean up. Works great. [​IMG]
     

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