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My chicken's favorite food is Fried Chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JohnnyHarkerHts, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. JohnnyHarkerHts

    JohnnyHarkerHts In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2012
    Stewed Chicken, baked chicken, chicken cooked in any way it seems gets their heart going and their beaks watering.

    They are unapologetic cannibals. Has anyone else found out this dark secret about their flock? ;)

    I couldn't believe it at first how aggressively and eagerly they consumed their own brethren albeit distant relations from Tyson's or Pilgrim's. LOL

    The way they jostle each other when I give them fried chicken resembles how people will crowd a butcher counter to take advantage of a great deal of prime steak.

    The first chicken who gets the first piece of chicken meat has to work hard to keep it. As soon as it clamps its beak on the first piece of FC, she has to take off and run like mad dodging, twisting and turning while she attempts to swallow. Unlike other favorite foods, like bread, my chickens don't willingly share their piece of chicken, and the other chickens don't take kindly to her selfishness.

    I've even seen my otherwise courteous and solicitous rooster, who always give the hens the first crack at food, yank chicken away from a hen who attempts to do that with his piece of chicken.

    Even when they have been allowed to eat all they can eat of commercial high quality (so the label says) chicken feed and all the greens they can eat, and have stopped showing any interest in their food, they will still eagerly eat chicken if I give it to them. For chicken there always seems to be a bit of extra room in their stuffed crops. LOL

  2. BGMatt

    BGMatt Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Battle Ground, WA
    Mine would always go crazy over chicken leftovers too. I stopped giving them to them when i got tired of answering questions about why there was often chicken bones in my pens, didn't realize what that looked like *sigh*. I find a lot of people don't realize that chickens aren't vegetarian at all but omnivores and do much better with meat proteins in their diet (I use fish meal in their regular food to take care of this need since my birds don't range to hunt bugs).

    Next time you have bbq ribs toss the bones out there too, mine always went crazy for the gristle and meat scraps they could find!
  3. JohnnyHarkerHts

    JohnnyHarkerHts In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2012
    No doubt your chickens not only loved those ribs, but did their best to pick one up and run off with it. And I'm sure you know they just LOVE bugs, even rolly pollies will get them going haha.
  4. Chickens can eat any meant ( i give it to mine ) Except chicken!!!!!
    Don't give your chickens chicken, I have a friend ho give his chickens chicken and they are messed up.
    It's just wrong anyway!

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