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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BarbK, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had left over chicken noodle soup that wasnt quite good enough for human consumption so I took it out and dumped it for the chickens to eat. Think I should tell them that they are eating their cousins??? [​IMG]
     
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
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  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    They love any meat and as long as it's cooked, (and not truly spoiled) it's an excellent source of good protein for them. The only thing I'd give them that's raw is fish and fish scraps.
     
  4. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm not sure you want to give them any ideas.

    Descended from dinosaurs.

    They will eat anything that doesn't run away fast enough.
     
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    *RAWWWWRRRRR*
     
  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    This may be a dumb question/comment but when we raise hogs, we NEVER give them meat scraps of any kind. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that there is a valid reason...

    So, I get that it would be okay for egg layers since you arent planning on eating them, but what about the meaties? Or the occasional naughty roo who yesterday ate his cousin then ended up in the stock pot cause he also attacked a 3 yr old. Is it safe to eat him?
     
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:i think the reason for not feeding meat to hogs would be if the meat source is contaminated the hogs could come down with any number of diseases.

    But chickens are omnivores. Left to their own devices, they eat bugs, worms, geckos, grass hoppers, mice, pretty much anything. So their system is set up to handle meat, and it should not negatively effect their eatability (if that is a word). You would just want to make sure the meat source is not contaminated. i feed my chickens left over stuff from the fridge, but never include anything that is spoiled.
     
  8. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, but hogs are omnivores as well... if you read up it's feeding them raw meat and offal which is dangerous. It's definately a terrible idea to feed chickens either of those too. thoroughly cooked meat is perfectly safe for either, though I think commercial pig farmers won't feed it because of current regulations.
     

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