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is bacon too salty?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yyz0yyz0, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Songster 6 Years

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    I get scraps from the dining room at work to feed my girls. Today there was a bunch of crumbled bacon in with the normal vegetable scraps.

    Is bacon too salty to feed to chickens? I don't want to dump the whole bin of scraps but I also don't want to hurt the girls by giving them something too salty.

    Is salt a cumulative thing, ie if I only do it this once will it be ok or is any salt too much?

    thanks
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I personally wouldn't feed them bacon. Probably too much fat and salt. But a little won't hurt them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2015
  3. CrazyTalk

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    Unless you're feeding it all the time - it's not going to be a problem. I think the animal protein is going to help more than the salt is going to hurt (especially if you're feeding them a bunch of low protein, low amino acid veggies).
     
  4. yyz0yyz0

    yyz0yyz0 Songster 6 Years

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    That was my thought, this is the first time I've seen the bacon in the scraps. So I don't plan on making this a habit, next time I see bacon in the scraps I'll just scrape off most of it into the garbage right in the dining room.
     

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