Lard

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tamidon, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Tamidon

    Tamidon Chirping

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    is lard bad for chickens? I see suet cakes for birds all the time
     
  2. fivebigreds

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    I'm old time Tennessee and everything here eats lard [​IMG]
    I wouldn't just feed them gobs of it but, in moderation it shouldn't hurt them . get some corn meal and bake them a pone of bread once a week or so with lard in it if you have surplus lard.
     
  3. I wouldn't feed mine lard, but someone else may know more than i do about chickens, these are the first i've had in probably close to 30 years but I never did feed them meat,potato peelings or anything greasy,[​IMG] marrie
     
  4. Lea71

    Lea71 Songster

    Ewwww....that sounds kinda yukky. Makes my tummy hurt. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ms. Kitty

    Ms. Kitty In the Brooder

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  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    I was wondering this today too!
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Might give 'em the runs... well, more than the usual runs, if you know what I mean.
     
  8. Ms. Kitty

    Ms. Kitty In the Brooder

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    Quote:I agree, and will try that. Moderation is the key word here I think. Can't be any worse for the runs than watermelon. In moderation. [​IMG]

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  9. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    Feed lard to your birds is a waste of lard.
     
  10. fivebigreds

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    Quote:I was thinking they ment old or rancid lard for the birds , i would never suggest fresh creamy white , still with that cracklin smell lard ![​IMG]
    No it wont give them the runs in corn bread like i said i wouldn't just scoop gobs of it to them.
    It will make your dog shine like new money !
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008

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