chicken fat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sashurlow, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just separated out a large package of chicken from the store. I now have a small pile of chicken fat and chicken scraps. How can I prepare this to feed my birds? I was just going to pan fry it and soak up the grease with break chunks. Can I give it to them raw? I figure my birds could use the calories during the winter and I have no ethical issues with feeding my chickens chicken.
    scott
     
  2. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't feed raw. Cooked, no problem.
     
  4. Gray Ghost

    Gray Ghost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just shop it up small and give it to them. They don't need it cooked. Raw won't hurt them.

    gg
     
  5. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dang it!!! one vote for raw, one vote for cooked, and one vote for eat it yourself. I need a deciding vote here folks (and eat it yourself is not on the ballot).
    scott
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  6. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be on the safe side I would cook it - I studied microbiology.
     
  7. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cook it, so they do turn into canibals (sp?).
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    No need to cook it..................... here we go again thinking the chickens eat like we do, cooking it is Ok also but in no way is it ever ever nessesary to do so.

    AL
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  9. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If this was chicken from your backyard or mine- I would have voted raw. Coming from a grocery store- well, you've seen the pictures of those farms. Cooking it will kill anything lurking on it....
     
  10. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would cook it, mostly so *I* don't have to handle it raw.

    I give mine the skin and other bits after I do crock pot 'roast' (boiled?) chicken -- chop it up fine and mix in raisins or sunflower seeds, and it's like suet.
     

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