Feeding chickens cooked chicken? Is it ethical?

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

  1. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress


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  2. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    SW Montana
    One thing I will say is that this is how mad cow disease became. From cows eating cow parts in their feed. They may eat it and never have a problem, or it could lead to some crazy chicken disease. We don't feed our chickens, chicken just be be on the safe side.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Chickens will eat another injured member of their flock alive so I don't think it bothers them to eat their own kind one little bit.
  4. SebrightLuver

    SebrightLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I think it just depends on how YOU think about it, some people are ok with it, others aren't. Niether way is right or wrong, just your opinion.
  5. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    I gave my chickens a piece of chicken yesterday, they played a long game of "keep away" before it was devoured by the winner. I am not making a habit of it, because that piece I offered to my cat first, and after a few licks she turns her nose up to it! Chickens scored them. But I did feel kind of weird feeding them the flesh of their own..
  6. CajunWildTurkey

    CajunWildTurkey Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] I can now see Robot Chicken doing a chicken version of the Texas chainsaw massacre.
  7. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    Quote:[​IMG] I can now see Robot Chicken doing a chicken version of the Texas chainsaw massacre.


    I don't think it's ethical to waste food. Would you rather toss chicken in the garbage than to feed it to your hens.???
  8. Vodzimir

    Vodzimir New Egg

    Sep 24, 2010
    Quote:Wasn't that from contaminated brain/nervous system (spinal nerve fluid, I think) material, though? I'm pretty sure it's not just "feeding a steak to a cow" that caused the issue. Malformed prions or something?

    Most people probably don't feed their chickens brains, if they're just tossing 'em cooked holiday carcasses or bits left over. I feed my chickens breast meat occasionally, during colder months or when they're not feeling well and need the extra protein... Or when the dogs are getting a treat and there's a bit too much left over.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  9. superwendy4

    superwendy4 New Egg

    Jul 24, 2011
    Cannibalism is disgust"ing I wouldn't do it anymore for health issues
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    For something to be ethical or not doesn't the creature have to have a inner moral compass? Chickens are not human nor are any other creatures on the face of the earth......too many people put human characteristics and feelings onto an animal. A chicken will eat anything.....even another chicken. Even we as humans don't all have the same ethics......it varies from culture to culture.

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