Left over ham for the girls?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by photo chick, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. photo chick

    photo chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Essex, VT
    We were thinking about feeding the chickens some left over ham tomorrow. I couldn't find anywhere on here if it's bad for them or not. What do you think?
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I would thing it may be too salty.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Mine had all the leftover ham trimmings, the sweet potato skins, you name it from the Christmas dinner, they got it.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Mine got ham trimmings too, along with a little cooked corn and mashed potatoes. No complaints from the chickens [​IMG]
  5. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Sebastian County, AR
    I give my girls the hamhocks out of the pot of beans when we are sick of them....
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:That would be my only concern if you were feeding it frequently. I raw feed my dog, but there are reasons that she only gets ham and bacon SCRAPS not for whole meals!

    For a Christmas treat ham scraps will be perfectly fine!
  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    if you have extras and are worried about it being bad for the chickens send it my way i am stuck at work been here since 2 and will be here till 10 which is another 3 hours, jk sorry i couldnt help you that much, but with our hens we always give them all the left overs including chicken lol, they love it
  8. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    They would eat the whole pig if they could.
  9. sommrluv

    sommrluv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    There's such a thing as bacon SCRAPS? LOL
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Not in this house! [​IMG]
    I agree with Tala. As an every day thing, the salt might be a problem. But as a very rare treat, no problem.

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