Spoiled food to the flock ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BJ37, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. BJ37

    BJ37 In the Brooder

    Dec 25, 2012
    Occasionally we have food that has been in the refrigerator longer that we prefer. Like right now, the wife says to throw this chicken out because it has been in the refer a few days. If we are concerned about it being spoiled, should I give it to the chickens? Do they know what is safe for them? In the wild, I am sure they come across spoiled meat quite often, and yet they survive. Can their system handle it better than we humans can? How about other food items that we discard because we are concerned about it being safe for us to eat?
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I don't feed anything moldy or spoiled to my chickens. However, I do feed meat that is just a day too old for my comfort that has been in the refrigerator, and stale things that we could technically eat but don't taste good.

    Moldy food can kill chickens (botulism and aspergillosis).

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