Roasted a Turkey and fed to the Chickens.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TammyTX, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Waiting to see if they keel over.....

    I roasted the turkey for us, boiled the carcass for soup and then fed the leavings to the chickens. They picked the bones cleaner than fireants!!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great protein!..... the little cannibals.
     
  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought nine turkeys at Thanksgiving when they were cheap so it looks like my little pigs have a new special treat.

    My birds are probably the only ones who expect their full ration of feed PLUS free range several hours each day (on weekends it's all day).
     
  4. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my girls the turkey carcass at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Boy - did they strip it dry!
     
  5. Slinkytoys

    Slinkytoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After they strip it, bring the carcass in and put it through the blender. Mine love the ground up bones. Guess the calcium and marrow tastes really good [​IMG]
    Slinky
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh look, it gets worse. I processed our rooster last week and fed the leftovers to his hens....[​IMG] Ummm...they thought he was terrific.
     
  7. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LMAO tooo funny Hechicken
     
  8. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] uggh, you guys! I just cannot stomach feeding my chickens chicken (or turkey)! I mean how would you feel if the meatloaf turned out to be.....a relative. [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Nope, my birds free range all day, every day and still eat a ton of layer feed plus all the treats I can come up with. I won't buy a turkey especially for them, but they do get the carcasses of turkey and GASP! chicken.
    To them it's yummy and a source of protein. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] Something new to threaten my rooster with! Thanks! [​IMG] He's not afraid of my frying pan threats anymore. [​IMG]
     

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