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Raw feeding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bossdog004, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. bossdog004

    bossdog004 In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Tampa, FL
    I have been breeding and training dogs for years. I feed my dogs a raw diet(mostly raw chicken leg quarters) The hens come and pick at the raw chicken while the dogs are eating.

    Just wondering if there may be a problem with the hens eating the chicken.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  2. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    no problem, except it is kinda gross! If a hen has a raw spot or sore on her, it is not uncommon for the others to pick her quite forcefully, and can even kill each other. Disturbing...
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I don't feed my chickens anything with chicken.... I find it just wrong, but they would eat it. [​IMG]
  4. rizq

    rizq Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    I feed raw too and have to say that if my chickens tried to share the dogs dinner, they'd be next on the menu [​IMG]
  5. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Songster

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    I've seen my dogs chased across the lawn by the girls when I've fed them. My dogs will pick up their food and run with it when they see the chickens coming cos the chickens will drive them away from the food. In lieu of the temptation of a blood bath I do try to feed separately. So far all chickens have survived both the dogs and any raw food they have been able to scavenge.

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