Just want to be sure, are Bacon Rinds okay??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pixie74943, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    I just fed my hens a bit of bacon rind, and they think its the best thing since sliced bread. Literally, they've never gone for anything with that much enthusiasm except bread.

    But it is okay for them?? Its plenty of protein, but is it too fattening?
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I would be more worried about the sodium content, too much salt can kill chickens. I would think it would be okay as a treat, but you wouldn't want to give it to them too often.
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
    Quote:What Shelly said. Occasional treat yes, frequent feed ingredient, no.

  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    chickens LOVE bacon! Can you blame them? [​IMG] pigs love CHICKENS - It's a mutual admiration society, though not the sort you want to have happen really. We lost a chicken that got into the pig pen, they ate everything INCLUDING the cluck! It's amazing what pigs can digest.

    Yes, sodium content is too high for them to have much or often, but done is done and they'll probably be fine.

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