Feeding chickens cooked chicken? Is it ethical?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cupman, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my chickens chicken and they ate it all, even the bones. I told my friend this and he freaked out. I told another friend this and he called me a monster. What do you guys think? Should I not do that anymore?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You're not a monster. It's normal. A chicken will eat anything. Just don't tell people who don't know and cannot handle the truth.
     
  3. CajunWildTurkey

    CajunWildTurkey Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife freak at first when I fed our chickens cook chicken out of fear of cannibalism. I told her as long as it's cook they won't turn in to chicken vampires. LOL
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    T think the very first snack I gave my chicks was leftover takeout fried chicken - and they were only a few weeks old! I cut it up pretty small & they lobed it. They ate the whole Christmas turkey carcass. The only think left was the leg bones.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    CANNIBALISM, cannibalism--- not really. It's another good source of protein.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Fred's Hens :

    You're not a monster. It's normal. A chicken will eat anything. Just don't tell people who don't know and cannot handle the truth.

    Agreed​
     
  7. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are a monster for doing it I think we are all monsters for doing it at least once.
     
  8. gregnuttle

    gregnuttle Out Of The Brooder

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    Just to play devil's advocate here, do we really need to feed our chickens chicken? I mean, I'm sure it doesn't do any psychological damage to the chickens. They don't care, and they will never know better. But we know. You know that you did it. I think it feels creepy because it is creepy. That said, I've done it.
     
  9. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ethical? Of course it's not ethical! Next thing you know, they will have little hockey masks and chainsaws, and all heck will break out in the coop!

    (Just don't let your friends know how we dispose of the odds and ends on slaughter day, 'kay? [​IMG] )
     
  10. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    I threw the carcass of a store bought chicken outside last night and they picked the bones clean. The truth is that chickens will eat an injured chicken anyways. They are cannibalistic scavenging animals. They know they taste good.
     

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