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Is meat good for chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by beameuplord, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. beameuplord

    beameuplord Out Of The Brooder

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    The other day I was eating a bologna sandwich and I threw a few bits of it down and thought they would eat the bread, but they went for the bologna then fought for more. so I sliced a piece real thin and gave it to them and they LOVE it ! So I have been giving them left over crumbs of meat. I guess it wouldn't be a lot different than the protein in bugs/worms etc. Of course they don't have MSG and other preservatives. Any one else do this?
    TJ
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I was told it encourages cannabalism (sp) Not saying I feel that way but i wont take any chances.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    My birds love meat. They get table scraps and thoes are the first parts they pick up. As long as it's cooked, I think it's fine.
     
  4. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same trouble with my girls. Mine love ham, hotdogs but what they really go for is cheese. Is this safe?
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I gave mine the scraps that I had left over from making some chicken stock from a cut up chicken. They didnt' want anything to do with it. Looked at me like I was crazy. They did however go crazy for the maggots that appeared on what was left of the scraps about 3 days later when I raked the coop.
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Like anything, it's ok in moderation. Just make sure they are able to access dirt or grit.
     
  7. jrstubs

    jrstubs Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chickens kill and eat mice and frogs if they see them [​IMG]
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:EEEEEK! Attack of the killer chickens!!
     
  9. momma-hen

    momma-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd love to teach mine to be mousers! Our cat died last year and the mice feel too safe [​IMG]
     
  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I've always fed mine table scraps...that includes everything, meat, veggies fruits. Mine love chicken....kind of weird... [​IMG] As far as cannibalism, nahhhh, since I sold the polish no one has been picked at.
     

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