organ meat as protien

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by doubled, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. doubled

    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an access of organ meat (liver, kidney, lung) i recently acquired from a hunter friend to feed as dog treats.

    any thoughts as to grinding these up (or not) and frying them (or not) as supplementary proteins for my girls?

    thanks,
    dd
     
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Hhmmmmm?????? good question. Mine do eat things such as fishscraps(raw, after cleaning) and whatever meat(raw) the dog leaves behind. DH always cleaned the deer and took the 'junk' to the junk pile never gave the bird the organs tho. Now I wonder if we can. Anyone???
     
  3. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sometimes give our girls a treat of beef heart when its available at the store. They LOVE it![​IMG]
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Good question, You could grind them up course grind would be best and I would boil briefly as opposed to frying. I think that would preserve the protein levels better and make them tastier. You wnat to be careful and not feed them raw and give them the taste of blood or meat. I think it's a good idea and a great find.

    AL
     
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:So.......... Instead of giving our dog all the goodies, (Beef liver, heart, tongue etc.) I should give some of it to the chickens, huh? Do you cook yours or give it to them raw?

    doubled-----when we harvest a deer, I have my DH put all the scraps in small portions and freeze them for future dog food. What is left behind from our dog (lucy) the chickens eat. All raw.
     
  6. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I always boil the organ meat, then chop it up.
    But if it is small, like chicken or lamb I feed it raw.
     
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:I was worried about the raw meat last year as it was our first year with chickens. During the deer season our dog would get a stripped leg to chew on. When she left it alone the chickens would peck on it. So far I don't see any cannibalism (sp?) among the birds. Am I lucky or do they have enough room to free range that it isn't a concern? I just don't know.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I would only worry about it if they were crowded or stayed cooped up. otherwise I think it is a great supplement.

    AL
     
  9. doubled

    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks al...i'm off to boil up some gut treats
     
  10. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickens all of my meat scraps and organs(except intestines) when I butcher, but I always boil it and I only give them what they will eat within a few minutes. They love it and it is an excellent source of protien.
     

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