Raw Meat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jamieneenah, May 15, 2009.

  1. jamieneenah

    jamieneenah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you feed your chickens raw meat(i was thinking of beef)? Any reason not to?
    Jamie
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. SMan

    SMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't, for the same reason I wouldn't eat it [​IMG]. Personal preference really I have no clue if it would hurt them, but I would imagine any worms etc in the meat would transfer.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Worms in store bought raw meat? I doubt it.
     
  4. whippet128

    whippet128 Out Of The Brooder

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    i let mine clean up the bones . never thought of raw guess I would not want the meat to go rancid.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Great source of protein & amino acids-just don't feed more than they'll clean up quickly.
    BTW-raw beef with a little salt & pepper is delicious.
     
  6. SMan

    SMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just being over protective, sound like it cool to do.

    I figure my green onions, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, peanuts, and pistachios have already tried to kill me in the past 3 years it's one less thing I need. (Yes I'm being sarcastic, but unfortunately it's semi-true)
     
  7. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raw meat will not hurt them. All birds will eat meat in the wild. Given the chance a chicken will kill and eat an injured chicken or any other animal. Actually the reason you don't see many mice in your runs is that the chickens will eat every one they can catch. Much better mouser than a cat.
     

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