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Do you feed your chickens meat....(like chicken)?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by clairabean, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I had never really thought about it. The scraps just go in to the chicken bowl. We rarely eat chicken or turkey, but at Christmas I chucked the turkey carcass to the chickens, as per instructions here. They loved it. Hubby was mortified. Last night I snuck the leftover chicken scraps to them. But it did make me stop and think for a minute.

    So, what is the real dirt on this feeding chickens chicken thing?[​IMG]
     
  2. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's good for them! I give my girls leftover chicken all the time
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave mine a chicken snack. They don't know what it is and even if they did, do you really think that would stop them from chowing down?[​IMG]
     
  4. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love all kinds of meat. And to them, it is just that- meat (food). They don't know if it's beef or pork or chicken or what. They just know it as something to eat.
     
  5. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I feed mine chicken and turkey all the time and they love it... Nothing is funnier (and twisted) to me than seeing a chicken run a wide open sprint across the yard with a chicken leg in it's mouth..... [​IMG]
     
  6. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    i do, they love it!
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    I feed mine chicken and turkey all the time and they love it... Nothing is funnier (and twisted) to me than seeing a chicken run a wide open sprint across the yard with a chicken leg in it's mouth..... [​IMG]

    Yep! [​IMG]
     
  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You are just sick Ms.FuzzyButts! [​IMG]
     
  9. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    North Alabama
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  10. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the first snack I ever gave my chickies was leftover fried chicken when they were about 4 weeks old. Now at 17 weeks, they LOVE all sorts of leftover meat. Now, I give them almost everything that's leftover in the kitchen. It's a toss up who gets the leftovers - the chickens or the dogs. The chickens usually win!!
     

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