Feeding chickens turkey carcass.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Featherland, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone given their chickens a turkey carcass and let them pick it clean?

    The only thing I am worried about is them choking on small bones.
     
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine chicken and turkey carcasses and worry also that the small bones will choke them since they attack it with such mindless frenzy [​IMG] (sp?) but so far so good. I quess that it could happen but so can a lot of other things so I'll still feed it to them and just keep an eye on them.
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    I just threw the wings in and it looked like Walmart on Black Friday at 5am! Look Out!!
     
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  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    My mom works at a school that had thanksgiving lunch on Tuesday. My birds get the leftovers. [​IMG]

    There are 2 turkey carcesses(bones only now) out there that I need to pick up. They cleaned them over yesterday and today.

    They will get the same a week or so before Christmas.

    Warning: I do not give them anything high in salt like ham. I lost 2 girls two years ago when they pigged out on a Xmas ham. A couple weeks later they started shown signs of ascites(heart failure). It was the result of salt poisoning.

    Matt
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the warning Matt! Sorry about your girls [​IMG] .
     
  7. chica-z

    chica-z Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to give them too much of the meat? Would too much protein hurt them, or would they know when to quit?
     

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