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Raw Steak beef eaten by chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tigerpie, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. tigerpie

    tigerpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I accidentally feed my 2 hens some raw steak. It was about 1 steak sandwiches worth between my 2 hens.
    before I realised what I had thrown out to them with the food scraps they had gobbled it all down :-(
    I read that you shouldn't give chickens raw meat due to the chances of them getting a disease.
    Should I be worried?
    should I not eat there eggs for a while?
    This is the first time this has happened and the hens are about 2 years old, and they normally lay 3 eggs between them every 2 - 3 days.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The hens will be fine, and so will their eggs.
     
  3. tigerpie

    tigerpie Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thanks Sourland.
    Do they need to eat a lot of raw meat to get sick do they?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Too much of anything can make anyone/anything sick. Chickens are omnivores - they can and do eat anything and everything. Don't pass out in the chicken coop. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So true - especially the last bit, lol.
     
  6. tigerpie

    tigerpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Guys.
    Thankfully I do not know them well enough to party down with them in there chicken coop and pass out ;-)
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    X2. Definitely!
     
  8. allisonbronwyn

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    Haha chickens like raw meat :) I read a case from Polyface farms where eating raw cow/pig liver actually helped cure them from a disease :)
     
  9. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes, I have heard that too. My girls get some fresh liver every week or so.
     

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