I think I know, but need for you to tell me

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by annie3001, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    I made a ton of home made chicken soup.
    I used a whole chicken and cooked it about 10 hours today in my crock pot.....I have a ton!!! [​IMG]
    Now Here comes the question: Can I give some to the animals , chickens and ducks? Without being wrong so to speak... Like It might be a long lost cousin I've cooked.[​IMG]
    I dunno, feel kinda creepy about it... But as mentioned, I made a huge bunch of it. Half may get frozen and the other half.. well.. Thats where you all need to help.

    Me. [​IMG]
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Annie, I have always fed the hens eggs that don't make the grade, so to speak. I cook the eggs - some people don't but a lot of folks give their chickens eggs.

    Sometimes (now keep this under your hat), I've even fed them perfectly good eggs. I've done that just because I've got more than I can figure out a use for . . .

    Some folks, won't feed their hens any meat, of any kind. I think that's fine but they'd better be very attentive to balancing proteins (amino acids) if they go that route. Of course, the hens will take the issue of meat eating into their own hands (so to speak), if they come across a caterpillar, frog or mouse in the yard.

    chicken protein = chicken eggs = chicken meat

  3. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    i feed my chickens all my left overs IE.. home made.....cream of chicken, chicken and rice, chicken noodle, roasted chicken those little canibals love it!!!
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    My chickens always get the carcass after a roast dinner. They love it and I have no issues doing it. They can pick those suckers clean in minutes!
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Well, they did not like it. go figure. They only ate a bit. brought it back in and threw it over the fence. owell.
  6. corgiscatsandchickens

    corgiscatsandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    After I've cleaned all the meat we can use off the thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys, the chickens get the carcass.

    First time I took a turkey carcass to them, they turned into mini velociraptors! [​IMG]

    That's how much they love it.

    Somewhere on a thread here, a poster talked about how they processed their own rooster. They said his hen and chicks really loved him--twice![​IMG]
  7. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    Your chickens must not need protein right now. They seem to know instinctively what they need - except for sawdust, ours are always trying to eat sawdust!
  8. maggiec1951

    maggiec1951 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2011
    west central florida
    Mine ate chicken soup but picked out the carrots and celery. The only way to get them to eat carrots is if they are shredded and as much as I love my girls (and their eggs) I won't shred carrots for the little darlings. They like leftover chicken salad, roasted chicken, white chili. No problems at all with being cannibals. They even try to eat the little bits of styrofoam in potting soil. [​IMG]

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