Do you feed your chickens meat?

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 08:48 »
I don't feed meat to my chickens (We've got cats and ferrets that eat any meaty leftovers) but if they find any leftover kills from the cats in the garden they all fight over it and unless I get there first will eat it no matter how old it is! I have just read on another forum though that Muscovy ducks sometimes benefit from a bit of cat food or meat of some sort as they can be prone to anaemia. My Muscovy girls are looking a bit tatty after being pursued by Max the drake for the last few weeks so I think I'm going to offer them a tin of sardines mixed in with their feed. The oil will help with their feathers as well.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 08:53 »
Oily foods are not good for chooks though.  It can cause liver problems  :!:
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 08:59 »
Threads like this are priceless for all the advice that comes from them.

At present we don't feed any scraps to the chooks (nor the dog or cat for that matter) since it's hard to account for fat, nutrients, etc but always good to know what shouldn't be fed.

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 12:48 »
Large amounts of oily food isn't good for chooks, ducks or us for that matter! I'm talking about an occasional tin of oily fish and the oil it is in, spread between 10 adult ducks just to give them a bit of extra nutrient for feather growth. I've had this advice from a number of poultry and duck keepers who have been keeping birds for years.

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2008, 14:08 »
Quote from: "osmunda"
Large amounts of oily food isn't good for chooks, ducks or us for that matter!


I thought we should be living on oily fish to get as much omega-3 as we can ? Or was that just to sell more oily fish ?  :roll:

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2008, 14:35 »
You're right osmunda.  

A little of something occasionally can be very good.  A lot or frequently can be very bad !

(except for chocolate of cause) :roll:

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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2008, 19:29 »
You can never have too much chocolate! Especially if it's from Thorntons! Actually I think oily fish is very good for us, unlike other fatty foods! Why is it that everything that tastes good is bad for us!

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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2008, 19:32 »
blueberries ? They're one of the 'superfoods'

especially with a large cheesecake inserted beneath them.  :D

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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2008, 20:09 »
Ok can I recap?

Pigeons enjoy KFC
Ducks are allowed sardines but only in moderation.
Its compulsory for us to eat to eat chocolate (Thorntons or possibly that Lindt which is my favorite)
And blueberries make you superhuman.

As for chooks and meat its a no go although the jury's still out on fish.


I love this forum!  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2008, 20:54 »
What an interesting thread !

I haven't fed any meat to my chooks yet (as don't eat meat meself).

However, as to fish I haven't given them any cos my Nan says that it makes the eggs taste fishy......

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2008, 21:20 »
I give my chooks fish and the eggs are not fishy at all  :D



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