Chicken carcass - *update on post #10 w/??*

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SparksNV, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you ever give your chickens boiled down chicken carcasses (from a whole chicken baked for our dinner)?

    thanks
     
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  2. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, all the time. They'll pick off every little scrap of meat and cartilage.

    Chickens would agree that they taste great.
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, only because my DW boils everything down to make chicken stock and there is nothing worth feeding them. Same thing happens to the turkey carcass. My poor birds are deprived. On the other hand, when we have BBQed ribs they get those.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chicken and turkey carcasses. My chickens love both, but seem to prefer the turkey over chicken. [​IMG]
     
  5. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you cut it up or grind it? I just boiled down the carcass and tore it into large pieces and am going to let it cool. Will it be okay to just put the pieces out? Will they eat the bones? Can the pieces be too big?

    I am keeping the stock for the dogs though...

    Thanks!

    Carol
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I just throw the whole carcass out to them. The little vultures...I mean chickens...know what to do with it. Later in the day I go out and remove any bones that I find left so as not to attract predators.
     
  7. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool thanks!
     
  8. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine the whole carcasses. They eat it faster than a pack of wild dogs on a fresh kill! They also get all the rib bones, porkchop bones and scraps, venison scraps, venison parts and whatever other leftover meat that nobody wants to eat but its still good. My dog is jealous cause he cant have any. Sensitive guy. Doesnt stop him from running around the chicken run though. My girls just give him the evil eye and continue their destruction of the carcass. I just hope I never slip and fall and hit my head in the run because the only thing that will be found are my picked clean bones!!!
     
  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:I just throw the whole carcass out to them. The little vultures...I mean chickens...know what to do with it. Later in the day I go out and remove any bones that I find left so as not to attract predators.

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  10. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So quick update - gave them the carcass - went back about an hour later to clean up and only found 3 bones - everything else was gone! Should I be concerned that they ate even the bones?

    Carol
     

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