Pork Cracklins OK for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by illinichick, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large box of pork cracklins and was wondering if my 7 month olds would benefit from the protein? maybe in small amounts such as a weekly treat?
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *I'm SURE they would love 'em. If they are salted though-- I wouldn't. . . .
     
  3. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the sodium. They dont do well w/ salty foods.
     
  4. Ron

    Ron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't waste them on chicks, send them to me!!!!
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    i didnt know there was protein in cracklins....deep fried fat. Huh, who knew.
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Deep-fried pig SKIN, I think, and yeah, surprisely high in protein. . . . and fat. For me, they just get stale too fast down here.
     
  7. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    d.k :

    * Deep-fried pig SKIN, I think, and yeah, surprisely high in protein. . . . and fat. For me, they just get stale too fast down here.

    I belive that the skins are called pork rines and if cooked right shouldn't be greesey, the fried fat cubes are called cracklins . I have cut up and cooked off alot of lard from hogs. I still use lard as it is the only grease i use except butter. [​IMG]
     
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *AH!! That's it!! Obviously been a LONG time since hearing my mom's hog-raising stories. . . .[​IMG]
     
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    my grandfather made them when i was a kid, this past weekend was my uncle, dad, son and neighbor making scrapple.
     

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