Venison stock leftover veggies for chicken treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tess36, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. tess36

    tess36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 1.5 cups of onion, carrot, and garlic cloves I have from my bone stock I've been cooking since yesterday. There is no salt added yet, just venison shank and hindquarter bones and the veggies. I'm still a little fuzzy on the definition of 'leftovers' for chickens.
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    The crock pot is for scale. This would be among 15 chickens. I would say six ducks also, but I can just about guarantee the chooks aren't going to share. They never do! ;) Thank you for any input.
     
  2. tess36

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    Oh, also, are the little pieces of meat that are falling off the shanks okay too? Thank you again.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I feed mine to the flock. Everything edible that we don't eat goes to the birds, if the dogs don't get it first. There may not be a ton of nutrients left in the veggies, but there will be some, and some fiber, and they'll just enjoy pecking them apart and eating them. I feed mine meat all the time, too.

    congrats on the venison! My guys were empty handed this year [​IMG]
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like an excellent treat!

    Nothing in there seems harmfull, just limit the volume to around 10% of their daily feed like all treats, so as to not throw off the nutrient requirements.
     
  5. tess36

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    Thank you guys. The dog did end up getting it! [​IMG] I ended up with about five cups of meat that fell off the bones so I ended up picking all the onion out, then pureed it with some brewer's yeast and making a gravy to put over her food. I ended up with 2 qts venison broth, 2 qts of venison dog gravy. Then I repeated the process with the turkey carcasses and ended up with 2.5 qts of turkey broth and 2 qts of turkey dog gravy. The dog and I are pretty happy. [​IMG]
     

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