Smoked ham hocks OK for chickens to eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chuckzoo, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    I am just finishing making a pot of black bean soup and was wondering if the chickens could have the smoked ham hocks I took out? I hate to have to throw them away.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They might be a bit heavy on sodium and fat. For 4 chickens I'd personally give one a day.
     
  3. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After the first one, they will be knocking on the back door, asking for more!!!!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah, I'd give it to them in small amounts due to the fat and sodium, but otherwise it is just fine.
     
  5. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Thanks guys, I gave them some and they were yelling from the run for more!

    Ah well, tomorrow is another day and they can have the rest.

    Thanks for bringing up the sodium issue - I forgot about that.
     
  6. babylotzahenz

    babylotzahenz Out Of The Brooder

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    I think maby you should wait to give all nd do a few @ a time!
     
  7. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Yes, you are right. There were only three small ham hocks, but I will devide it into three days rather.

    Thanks!
     

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