Feeding your chickens scraps from the kitchen

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WyoChickenMamma, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. WyoChickenMamma

    WyoChickenMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    Okay, everyone keeps telling me that they feed their hens scraps from the kitchen, including left over chicken meat. This just seems wrong to me, but perhaps not. I know my hens love meat and will eat just about anything, but it just seems wrong to feed them chicken. Do you feed your chickens chicken meat???
  2. JFW

    JFW Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    Yes, and they love it.
  3. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm with the op...it just creeps me out to feed chicken to chickens. They are my chickens in my yard eating my leftovers and so they don't get chicken...the dog does. He's so jealous of all their kitchen scraps anyway, it seems like justice.
  4. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    feeding chicken to my chickens creeps me out, I got over the feeding them eggs but I dont think I will ever give them chicken.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had never thought about it, till I read a similar thread here on BYC.

  6. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    I give mine chicken as often as we have leftover chicken....I think it just might be their favorite treat...besides frozen watermelon...
    I got this for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.

  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    mine get anything/everything they can..including chicken lol...

    they <3 a boiled chicken carcass after I've used it for stock...they can find so much on there and when I go out later..its just a few bones laying around...ewww but they are super happy w/it...
  8. ginnyj

    ginnyj Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Central Florida
    Love the shirt...very funny!
  9. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Trololo farm
    Where I work there are a million gulls, and they are quite canibalistic...when one dies, and it's especially unnerving when the infants die...you see gull bones all over the place. It may be gross to us but completely natural and probably good for them. I don't think I'll be feeding my birds their own kind though. It's a personal choice.
  10. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    I don't feed mine chicken but will give them leftovers of other meat, esp. pork. They love bacon but I only have given them bacon once or twice. They once got the boney part of a pork shoulder. We shredded all the meat and used it in our food, but decided to give them the bone with some little bits of meat left on it. A couple hours later - the bone is completely clean and cleaner than my dogs could ever get it.

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