Feeding Raw Meat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickens2009, May 14, 2010.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hunt wild boar and was cleaning one the other day and to my suprise as fast as I could cut away the parts that I didn't want the chickens were eating it up. Especially the fatty parts. Is this ok for them to eat raw meat or should I keep them away from it?
     
  2. sjh

    sjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is ok. Do a search. This subject has been beat to death.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Raw meat is fine for them..

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  4. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't leave bowls of raw meat out for them or give them anything that has sat out but as long as they're eating it as you cut it off the carcass or shortly thereafter (or if you keep it refrigerated and take it out to them and they eat it up right away) there's no problem. Chickens will catch and eat their own raw meat given the chance. They love mice, frogs, chipmunks, etc. As long as it's fresh, not rancid they'll be just fine. You could even freeze the parts you don't use from later kills and thaw it out occasionally as a treat/dietary supplement.
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems there was a thread recently talking about a disease or some type of parasite found in wild hogs. The who, what, where, and all eludes me. Seems cooking the meat made it ok but even during butchering precautions were recommended against coming in contact with the meat. I'm not sure if it would pass on to the chickens. I probably dreamed it, though... [​IMG]

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