feeding bones

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by anotheregglady, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. anotheregglady

    anotheregglady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, what is the thinking on feeding cooked bones from pork chops and beef bones?
     
  2. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Golden retriever pup loves them (he's 9 months old) Soon he MIGHT be big enough so our chickens quit chasing him....[​IMG]
     
  3. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    I think you would really have to pressure cook them down so they would be able to eat them. Would be more trouble than it was worth for my part.
     
  4. johny

    johny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Randy is right.
    Eating bones is not worth the effort.

    But they will go nuts picking the meat off them.
    My chicken go wild when I bring in a chicken carcass, lamb, pork or beef bones.
    They are hard-core carnivores that eat pellets and veggies only because they have to when the meat supply is low (most days).
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patzvetal,

    Please don't feed your puppy or dog cooked bones! Its very dangerous - the cooking dehydrates them, making them brittle and very dangerous in their digestive tracts.
     
  6. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a question about feeding my chickens a cooked chicken carcass (it was from a baked chicken we had for dinner). I was told it was okay - so I did - I found 3 bones left (2 at first and one later)- chickens were mighty happy! No problems with anything. I cooked the carcass, saved the broth for the dogs food and separated the carcass into a few large pieces, cooled it off, and put it outside with the chickens - an hour later - happy chickens and no more carcass!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    The chickens will spend hours picking the bones clean and will be very happy about it....I do it every chance I get.
     
  8. 3ChickensNADuck

    3ChickensNADuck Out Of The Brooder

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    I give my birds all animal bones. With beef/pork they'll peck it meatless than I trash them. But with chicken bones, I don't know what they do with it, but they disappear after a few days. Not sure if they break and eat it whole.
     
  9. missy_cbell21

    missy_cbell21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed my chickens bones. They eat all the bones when we have chicken for dinner and when we have beef or pork they clean the bones then the dogs get the leftovers when I move the tractor. Last week I made pulled pork in the crock pot and the bones were a bit soft, the chickens loved them. They picked almost all the marrow out and ate the edges at the softest spots.
     

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