Pork Chop bones?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by keaniebeanie, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. keaniebeanie

    keaniebeanie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok to feed pork chop bones to pick on? I have given chicken/turkey carcass before but just wanted to make sure with the experts. [​IMG]
     
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't hurt them and if they can find meat they'll eat it. The only thing I have against it is that unless the birds clean it up you've got something there to draw vermin or predators. Certainly don't do it in the evening, give them a whole day to clean it up. I always hold supper leftovers until I release the birds the next morning for this reason.
     
  3. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not, if there is any meat left on them, then you need to clean it up or it may attract vermin or/and predators.
     
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love pork chop bones. When they are done with them those bones are CLEAN!
     
  5. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never gave it a second thought myself. And for all scraps, I do make sure there's plenty of time to eat it all up before night. My family and friends do look at me weird when I tell them to put the chicken bones from dinner into that bowl for the chicken's scraps.
     
  6. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My dogs would KILL me if I gave THEIR bones to the birds... they're mad enough that they can't eat the chicken... but pork stuffed chicken... I think we'd have a mutiny on our hands.
     
  7. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that the companies which market "heart healthy" lower cholesterol eggs have removed animal meat and byproducts from the chicken feed. So I would assume that if I wanted my girls to lay eggs with lower cholesterol, then I shouldn't supplement their feed with kitchen meat scraps, right?
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Giving dogs cooked bones is a bad idea, especially cooked pork bones. They splinter & can cause injuries. If you want to give your dogs bones, which are good for them, raw bones are the way to go.
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Giving dogs cooked bones is a bad idea, especially cooked pork bones. They splinter & can cause injuries. If you want to give your dogs bones, which are good for them, raw bones are the way to go.

    Growing up, we always gave our dogs bones and it never hurt them..one day i was visiting a friend of mine who had a HUGE Black German Shephard..and this day the dog wasn't home so I asked about him..he had given him (the dog) a bone and during the night it had poked a hole in his intestine and the next morning the dog was dead...since then if my dog happens to find a bone, I freak out..
     

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