Is it safe/ok to feed chickens the left over turkey?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by timgrahl, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. timgrahl

    timgrahl New Egg

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    Yesterday we had an early thanksgiving with some friends and have the leftover turkey and bones still sitting on our counter. Is this safe to feed to our chickens?
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] They will LOVE it!!! And they can laugh and gossip about it later, how they showed that big ol turkey who was boss...
     
  3. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are omnivores. They gladly eat meat scraps of any kind, raw or cooked. Leftovers from your dinner table are perfect.
    My girls will get the picked-over turkey carcass Friday morning.
     
  5. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will say "Nom, Nom, Nom"

    You, however, might not want to watch.

    It kinda oogs me out to watch them go after leftover chicken... [​IMG]
    I mean, that could be someone they know!!! {kidding}
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They'll clean a turkey carcass better than a school of piranhas.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A.T. Hagan :

    They'll clean a turkey carcass better than a school of piranhas.

    That ain't no lie. [​IMG]
     
  8. thelazyw

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    Quote:That ain't no lie. [​IMG]

    LOLOL so true! This is like a parlor trick for visitors, gets the BEST gasps.
     
  9. timgrahl

    timgrahl New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice. I went ahead and gave it to them and sure enough, as A.T. Hagan said, they picked it clean!
     
  10. 1 Bad Rotti

    1 Bad Rotti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love all kinds of leftovers, including meat.
     

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