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ok to feed dead chickens to pigs???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by monster1, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. monster1

    monster1 Songster

    a roo killed one of my dela-horns. is it ok to feed it to my pigs? or is it like giving a dog chicken bones? thanks.
     
  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Well.. to me it seem if you feed the pig the chicken. Then the pig might start killing the taste feather things. But i dont really know anything about pigs exept the eat alot of things.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I doubt it would hurt them, since they'll kill them and eat them theirselves if they catch them. Why don't you clean it and eat it yourself?
     
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    I don't think I could do that, I would have to have a funeral for my chickens or roosters.....
    the pets of course. I don't know If I could even eat one of our layer hens.
    but thats just me.
     
  5. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    I have personally never FED my pigs dead animals or meat but they have killed and ate my birds before. If it was up to me they'd have never eaten meat, but I guess they decided what they were eating instead of me. On the other hand, my sister does throw all of her dead chickens to her pigs and the pigs love them. [​IMG]
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Pigs can get some of the diseases chickens get, like coccidiosis and mycoplasmas......
     
  7. andehens

    andehens Songster

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    my neighbors feed dead chickens and what ever else dies to their pigs.
     
  8. spook

    spook Songster

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    I'd suggest like with most meats, cooked chicken would be fine, leaving the feathers off. Just make sure you know for certain that it was alive and well prior to cooking it. You don't want to take chances of illness.
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    You should never feed pigs any type of uncooked meat.
     
  10. spook

    spook Songster

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    pips&peeps :

    Pigs can get some of the diseases chickens get, like coccidiosis and mycoplasmas......

    Until recently I learned that Scours is Coccidiosis. Calves, Pigs and who knows what gets that ugly lil protazoa! And when you say Mycoplasmas- don't even mess around!!!​
     

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