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fat and seeds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sashurlow, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that suet is a special fat from the cow (above the kidneys I think?). What about drippings (mostly beef) mixed with sunflower seeds. Is there any thing that could be harmful to my hens? I figure it would be a high calorie winter treat.
    Scott
     
  2. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the answer but was also wondering if you can mix feed, scratch etc with pork or poultry drippings? Everyone seems to feed the meet to chickens so I would think this would be fine.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Chickens eat table scraps with no problem- just don't give them overly salty things. If your beef fat is heavily salted, I wouldn't do it.

    Also, strong smells of beef might draw predators.
     
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  4. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is bacon heavily salted? Part of the grease is bacon fat.
     
  5. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bummer... bacon fat is high in salt. I guess I forgot how bacon is made. Its brined and salted. That must be why it tasted so incredible.
     

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