Feeding the chickens bones

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Keggen, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Keggen

    Keggen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given them cooked bones in the past, but this recent time I made broth I cooked it extra long and the bones started turning to mush when I bend them or mess with them. I am wondering if it is safe for me to feed these bones to the chickens? They are super soft.
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either they will eat them or they won't. My chickens will strip a carcass, leaving the bones most of the time. I just pick up what is left.

    Chris
     
  3. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I often crack open large b ones and let the chickens get at the marrow inside. They love it.
     

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