chicken bones

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by carress, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    Orange county NY
    I put the roos in the crockpot for 7 hours
    when I pulled out the bones, they turned white - WHY? I've never had this happen with any other bird.

    ALSO - and more importntly, is there any good use for chicken bones? I know the make bonemeal out of some kind of bones... are they hard to grind up? would they make good bone meal??
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How old are they? Bones boiled long enough usually turn white and fall apart on the ends. Boil them long enough and you can chew though them. Nothing wrong with color change.
  3. maria22000

    maria22000 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2008
    Yeah, nothing wrong.

    I ground up the stock making left overs and gave this to the chickens. The bones were soft enough to grind in the blender. Not sure it is ok to give them 'their own' but they loved it and my one chicken needed the nutrition as she is recovering from impacted crop. Don't know about making meal.

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