Deer Meat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kreagerm, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those feeding it to their chickens, what is the best way to serve? Raw, Cooked, ect? I was thinking I would just boil it and slice it up for them, thoughts?
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although they'd probably love it raw, I'd recommend cooking it to reduce the chances of them picking up worms or other parasites. You could boil or bake or crock pot it...whatever is easier :)
     
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  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I feed all supplemental meat raw unless it is leftovers from a past meal of my families.

    Chris
     
  4. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just toss the carcass out for who ever wants to eat it. The chickens love if.
     
  5. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!!!!!!
     
  6. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    I wouldn't waste good meat on my chickens unless it was scrap or leftover. However, for your birds, I think raw is fine. A chicken is unlikely to suffer from mammalian parasites, bodies are too different. Just make sure it is fresh and good still when you offer it, rotting meat can be much more problematic for them.
     
  7. growyourbrew

    growyourbrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give them the carcass raw as well. Didn't have any problems
     
  8. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are scavengers so their systems are pretty hardy. I wouldn't be too worried about them getting sick... They are meant to eat carrion raw.
     
  9. Shutter Up

    Shutter Up Out Of The Brooder

    Is this the same for squirrel? I shoot a lot of squirrels (my kids love broiled squirrel's) and we have a lot of them on our property and surrounding properties.

    When I skin the squirrel - I throw the skin, feet, innards, and head in the woods - would the chickens actually like that?
     
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  10. kreagerm

    kreagerm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around my way you can kill an unlimited amout of doe, and i already have 3 in the freezer any more meet now would just be donated to the supply kitchens for the homeless. So I figured I would just feed it to my chickens instead.
     

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