Ok to feed beef liver?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jeffross1968, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    I'm guessing it's ok after reading how some people feed roadkill, but I purchased some beef liver originally to feed my dog, but she won't have it. Loves chicken livers, but not beef. So, instead of throwing them all away, I thought about feeding them to the chickens frozen as hot day treats. Just wondered if it would hurt them in any way...
     
  2. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never done it, but I don't see why not... I would think it would be good for them.
     
  3. ralleia

    ralleia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly wouldn't throw them away. I'm not sure about giving it to them frozen, but I feed my chickens various forms of beef (steak trimmings, poor-grade ground beef, etc.). By all means, give them a high-protein treat.

    Just not too much at once. I don't know how many chickens you have, but I try to give only as much as will be snapped up in a couple minutes. With my ~40 chickens, that can be quite a bit!
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    It's excellent feed. But don't give them more than they can clean up in about ten minutes or so as it's very nutrient dense.
     
  5. Sure you can. And it's good for them.[​IMG]
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    A.T. Hagan :

    It's excellent feed. But don't give them more than they can clean up in about ten minutes or so as it's very nutrient dense.

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  7. AndrewMoizer

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    So raw liver or cooked?

    thanks,
    Andrew
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I feed to mine raw.

    Chris
     
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    Yep, we've fed raw. I'm sure cooked would be fine too!
     
  10. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I bet the chickens that eat that liver lay super protein enriched eggs.
     
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