Deer Meat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JoePa, May 12, 2011.

  1. JoePa

    JoePa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually get one or two deer each year during the hunting season - I butcher them myself - there is usually a lot of meat on the ribs and other parts of the deer that I don't use - would it be ok to feed this meat to the chickens - it would be raw - does it need to be cooked before feeding it to them - could this practice cause any harm - that's your thoughs - thanks
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    They can pick up parasites (worms) from meat, but as long as you worm them regularly I personally see no harm. The benefit outweighs the potential harm. They will do good to get the extra protein. JMO.
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine raw venison and I do not deworm.
     
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave the deer remains in the chicken yard-----they pick it clean. It never lasted long enough for maggots or anything else.
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Hooker, OK
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