HUGE bag of chicken treats from asian restaurant - happy & scared

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nifty-Chicken, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    My mother manages an office building that shares an ally with an asian restaurant. They were tossing out a HUGE bag of scraps and my mom (being the eternal thrift / conservation queen) asked them to double bag it and put it in her trunk.

    It was meant for the compost bin and to feed to my thousands of grubs , but I figured I'd let the girls dive into it first.

    Lots of veggies and whole heads of lettuce. A bunch of white rice too. My main concern, and the reason I'm a bit scared, is that there seems to be a bunch of raw meat (maybe bacon) in there too. I'm debating on if I should let them have at it or not.


    Check out the spread:



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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow, that is some spread!!! Lucky you!! Yeah, I wonder about the meat thing too. Lets wait and see what 'they" have to say about it..............
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    i would let them dive in..

    they dont cook the mice before they eat them

    and if Styrofoam goes through them whats a lil bacon ...lol
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Wow~ SCORE!!
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Sheesh, I don't know if they are too picky or just full of other things, but they aren't even paying attention to the pile.


    "See if I ever cook for you ladies again!" [​IMG]
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The raw pork would scare me too, just because of the bacteria raw pork packs.

    I don't know... I'd be very hesitant myself and probably wouldn't chance it, but that's just me.
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Maybe they just know better. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    Maybe your chickens prefer Greek or Mexican rather than Chinese food.
     
  9. gwennym

    gwennym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls eat leftovers from the lunches the firm's attorneys have -- LOTS of salads, sandwiches, etc. I also have a resturaunt down in the lobby that saves romaine lettuce from making the salads.

    I give my hens just about anything -- they LOVE fat of any kind (pork, beef, etc), chicken skin, stuff like that, along w/ whatever I've kept during food prep.

    It really is "SCORE" when I can find something special for them besides the usual scratch grain, cracked corn, and layer crumbles.

    Gwen

    PS -- my gals have become pretty partial to the Italian dressing on the salads and the leftover pasta ... o solo mia ! Wonder if they cluck in Italian ..... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Well, the girls just aren't interested. [​IMG]

    So I went out and took the meat scraps and put them in the bin that is chalk full of a huge colony of Black Soldier Flies that should devour that stuff in a day or so.

    The rest of the greens, etc. I put into a new bin and mixed it with chicken litter to cut down the smell a bit. I then took the lid from my "working" bin and put it on top of this new bin. The reason: The lid has 3 sets of black soldier fly eggs (probably a hundreds eggs in each set). When they hatch they will be in heaven with all the stuff below to feast on!
     

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