Venison-burgers? SUPER-FORTIFIED-TREAT?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 1hawaiian, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    We eat venison every week...(Axis Deer)

    I was thinking of mincing and/or grinding some fresh raw meat for the hens a couple times each week... Wouldn't this be a great source of healthy supplemental protein?

    I'm thinking serving it raw would be best and nutionally better for them... I would only feed enough for them to finish off in 10-15 mins as I wouldn't want the meat to sour if left un-eaten
    for an extended period of time... like a SUPER-FORTIFIED-TREAT!

    Wouldn't want to pack their crop/guts with it.... [​IMG]

    What do you think...Okay?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Correct on all counts. Raw (never cooked). I have heard of people putting parts of actual carcass in the run and let the chickens go at it. No organ meat though....
     
  3. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get venison and they love it!
     
  4. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    I have given mine some awhile back. My husband and I are avid hunters. I give it to them in moderation like you sugguested b/c I worry about e-coli if it sits around etc...

    But, mine absolutely love it!! And it helps give them a nice boost of protein [​IMG]
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  5. 1hawaiian

    1hawaiian Out Of The Brooder

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    FANTASTIC...

    I better order more broadheads right now... [​IMG]

    Thank you for the confirmation folks!
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They especially like:

    Hearts
    Livers
    Brains

    Blood filled organs (like hearts and livers) are the favorites.
     
  7. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Yah man WASP!!!!!!!! my number one favorite broad head in the world [​IMG]
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  8. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    oh p.s. when we butcher I try to remove as much silver skin as possible and I give them that also. You should see the tug-o-war going on in the chicken pen. You will laugh your Butt off watching them go at it tuggin at it as if it were a rope!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Jadore Poules

    Jadore Poules Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We'll probably take a deer this year. Before I go and poison them, would you tell me for what reason would organ meat not be good for my chickens? Thanks!
     
  10. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We'll probably take a deer this year. Before I go and poison them, would you tell me for what reason would organ meat not be good for my chickens? Thanks!

    As I wrote: you can feed heart, liver and brains with no problems.
     

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