Feeding Chickens Starlings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Wolf-Kim, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since Starlings are a non-native species and many people trap and kill them, then give the dead Starlings to raptor facilities, I wonder if they could be a protein source for chickens?

    Would disease be eliminated by butchering the bird and then freezing it for a time and then feeding it?

    -Kim
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's just me but I would not.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why not?

    -Kim
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    To me starlings are NASTY little buggers. I would not want my chickens eating them then knowing I am eating it also so to speak.
    Also I now some disease will just go doment(sp?) in cold then resurface when it is warm again and I would be afaird that would happen to me.

    I also look at it like this, I would not want to feed my chickens something that I myself woud not want to eat. ..

    But like I said it is just me and I am funny about certian things.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Thank you for explaining. LOL

    -Kim
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I love my Starlings, they theive chicken food from time to time but I love all birds that come to my yard.

    Do you need to feed them Starlings to up their food source?
     
  7. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    What the heck is a Starling? [​IMG]





    (I hope this isnt going to be one of my 'duh' moments)
     
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Ahh okay. Thanks.
     
  10. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i would never feed them that
     

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