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Meat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken gal, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do chcikens really like meat? It just seems really wired 'cause I've heard people that gave their chcikens meat. I think it is just so wired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. momma of a chicken lover

    momma of a chicken lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need protein. I have actually seen several chickens eat live frogs. Very freaky! So, yes, chickens eat meat.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Chickens are omnivores. I've seen them eat mice, frogs, and small snakes. It's fun to watch them play keep away when they catch something like that. With chickens it sort of Do Lunch or Be Lunch. If it doesn't try to eat them, they're likely to try to eat it.

    I sometimes see chicken feed labeled vegetarian or see chicken advertised in restaurants that they were vegetarian chickens. I consider that very weird, basically unnatural.
     
  4. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they eat leftovers?
     
  5. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You bet, as long as they're not too salty or fatty. Ours are crazy for meat in any shape or form! Toss some of it in the pen and it's like the "Chicken 500" with them all racing around.
     
  6. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All right. I'll try it next time!
     
  7. pigeonguy

    pigeonguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just fed mine a big ol piece of ham and they all went mine, mine, mine, mine. Thats their favorite saying.
     
  8. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. If there is any leftover turkey from thanksging I might give them a piece.
     
  9. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can give them more than a piece--we throw a whole turkey (or chicken) carcass in there and it gets picked clean better than piranhas!
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  10. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. With lunch I normally have turkey in my sandwich. So next time I'll give 'em a piece.[​IMG]
     

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