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Deli Meat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rsweet, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    This may be a odd question but is deli meat (turkey, roast beef etc) ok to feed as a treat?
     
  2. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Void where prohibited.
    Only if you serve it on rye, with a nice mustard or horse radish sauce.
     
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  3. rsweet

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    LMAO!! The question came to mind when I dropped a piece of turkey on the floor...and we mind by the 60 second rule but I've read here that animal protein is important so thought I would mask.
    Thanks
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's fine. My birds get meat scraps all the time, raw or cooked. Deli meat might have a fair amount of sodium, but I doubt you'll be buying it by the pound for your birds. A dropped piece would be okay to feed them, they'd go nuts for it probably.
     
  5. rsweet

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    Thanks
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 -- I toss deli meat (and other meat scraps) into the chicken bucket from time to time, they quite enjoy it. As noted, it can be high in sodium (this will vary depending on the meat/brand), but as an ocassional offering it's no big deal.
     
  7. rsweet

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    It was a hit they were like a pack of wolves over it...followed by meal worms! Spoiled pure and simple.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Can i be a chicken at your place? [​IMG]
     
  9. rsweet

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    You can but first I gotta get in line after that come on by. Somehow this seems wrong.
     
  10. rsweet

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    I should have been born a chicken.
     

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