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#73844 - 03/14/06 11:44 AM Raw meat?
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Strange question, but...we have a freezer full of rabbit meat. Needless to say, I don't cook it much because I think it's gross. Can I feed it raw to the chickens, or do I need to cook it first? It's been cleaned and boned. Any thoughts??
Thanks!
Jennifer

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#73845 - 03/14/06 03:45 PM Re: Raw meat?
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You can feed raw meat to chickens (I do). This is more a question of do you want to feed them raw meat. Mine eat mice and the occasional dead bird so I figure ‘what the heck” and give them raw meat as well. I am sure the will be other here who do not and probably for equally (or more) valid reasons.

Personally, I would eat it myself, my wife cooks a great rabbit stew. wink

David

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#73846 - 03/14/06 04:11 PM Re: Raw meat?
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I wouldn't feed them meat... It just doesn't seam right to me. One time my chicken accidenly got a piece of bacon and got sick for a week... But my chickens were allways on a vegie diet. But then again they will eat anything. Hope this helps some, maybe someone else will know?
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#73847 - 03/14/06 04:17 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Bacon is full of sodium(salt). Raw meat can be good for them, just not a lot at 1 time. I used to hand a coon or woodchuck in the coop and they enjoyed jumping up to get bites. I feed derr scraps to them now that the hounds are all gone. I dont like to waste stuff.

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#73848 - 03/15/06 08:03 AM Re: Raw meat?
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Yes, deer scraps, fish scraps, minnows. As long as it's not their main or sole means of nutrition, and not a bit spoiled, raw meat is a good thing.

I guess if they aren't used to it, I'd also cut it up and only offer a bit the first time, enough for every body but not a crop full! Take your video camera, they'll give you a good show!!

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#73849 - 03/15/06 09:24 AM Re: Raw meat?
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What a shame that you do not enjoy rabbit meat yourselves. A lot of the world grew up on rabbit meat, still does--now, sometimes I can get one from a 4Her who raises them. Meat markets used to carry them now and then. Meatier than chicken and the same flavor according to the way you prepare it. The restaurant "Hare", a larger rabbit, on menues in Germany, is delectable!

But your chickens will eat it raw or cooked. THey will eat most anything! Don't leave leftovers and bones to attract varmits! (no odd stuff or"garbage" for mine.) Not to worry. CJR

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#73850 - 03/15/06 10:05 AM Re: Raw meat?
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My chickens LOVE raw meat. I get them lean ground turkey, which is very cheap here. They enjoy it, I enjoy watching them enjoy it, and they get some protein out of it. Raw meat is their treat for when the get let out in the evenings for free-range time.

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#73851 - 03/15/06 11:11 AM Re: Raw meat?
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(Grrreta) you said, "I get them lean ground turkey" Isn't that allmost like them eating chicken/themselfs? Why don't we just give the rabbit meat to the rabbits then! They are not canabals! I guess I just wouldn't ever give mine meat. If they catch a mouse or eat something dead that's diffrent because it's in there nature. Hmmm I guess we all have diffrent opinions. I was allways taught to never give them meat because they are vegitarians. I'm a strong believer in meat and love to raise and eat it but would never ever give to my chickens...
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#73852 - 03/15/06 11:28 AM Re: Raw meat?
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maybe you have never seen a sick hen go down and be consumed by her sisters; chickens are omnivorous.
I don't feed my birds other birds tho.

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#73853 - 03/15/06 12:17 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Side note on the rabbit-my husband hunts and enjoys eating it very much. Rumor has it I cook a mean rabbit stew! However, with a 4 year old and a 1 year old, I just don't feel much like cooking 3 meals at once to make everyone happy. At least the chickens will be happy!

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#73854 - 03/15/06 01:18 PM Re: Raw meat?
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I feed my birds whatever is around, but choose not to feed them poultry meat if I can help it. I know, they are omnivorous, but I don't want to encourage any oddity....after all, my psychotic birds would probably turn on each other if I started.....sigh.

Beef, Pork, Fish (oh yes, fish), Rabbit, Squirrel....all good. They kill mice periodically too, so that's okay with me. Most of mine prefer fruits & veggies though.

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#73855 - 03/15/06 02:09 PM Re: Raw meat?
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can i feed my chickens raw meat to help with the growth of new feathers? i have heard of cat food but raw meat would be more readily available for me. thanks in advance for your replys.

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#73856 - 03/15/06 03:52 PM Re: Raw meat?
Joachim Dippold Offline
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Hello Draconus,

You can feed cat-food but it will NOT help molting but HURT your birds health seriously! Itīs poison for chicken, see why:

http://www.the-coop.org/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=002416;p=1#000010

best greetings,

Joachim

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#73857 - 03/15/06 05:29 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Joachim, I do not feed cat or dog food to my chickens, or any other feeds designed for other animals. But many people do feed cat food to their chickens. I think it is waste of money--they would do just as well on a good grade poultry feed designed for Start-Grow-=Breed-or Lay. People do not eat food that is best for them, either--they are supposed to know better and choose wisely. They do not. Chickens eat what they are given. Perhaps there are ingredients in Cat Food in Europe that is different from major brands in the U.S. Here, it does not seem to be harmful, and some people claim benefits (not me). Just an added thought. . . CJR

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#73858 - 03/15/06 06:31 PM Re: Raw meat?
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If any of my egg customers even suspected that my chickens got meat of any kind, it would be the last egg I ever sold. They ask me to my face, do your birds get meat. I answer no, they get an all natural, 100% vegetarian based chicken food. It says so in big letters right on the feed sack. Customers also ask me, point blank, about the living conditions of my chickens, are they battery caged, free ranged, de-beaked. I tell you, I have to tow the line!

HOWEVER I do not think meat is a bad thing as a chicken will take any opportunity to get some. Here , heaven help the mouse or snake dumb enough to show up in their yard! As for hanging a possum or other carcass, that would cause other problems. Yesterday the conservation officer was at the neighbours house with his gun drawn. Seems a bear has bedded down in neighbours truck canopy that is sitting on the ground. We're all standing around looking at the bear, who is inside looking back. For me to hang up anything dead would be considered bear baiting and conservation guy would show up to shoot me, PLUS bear will destroy a fence to get to dead things! So no meat and all my chicken food is stored INSIDE in my basement, so it does NOT attract bears.

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#73859 - 03/15/06 06:47 PM Re: Raw meat?
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bear baiting? I thought they were more the nuts and berries type.

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#73860 - 03/15/06 06:47 PM Re: Raw meat?
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bear territory is expanding here in Pennsylvania(4200 killed last season, 2005)3 over 8oo pounds in 2004 season) to where it was 250 years ago. We have to watch the bird feeders and bee hives. Things are a pain in a lot of areas.

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#73861 - 03/15/06 10:11 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Chikchik:

when I first got chickens I was worried the bears would try to eat them. Not once. But bears are scavengers and opportunists. Anything I throw out to the hens (scraps) must be consumed immediately or I'll have some goofy bear clawing his way into my hen yard to get the scraps. They are nuts and berries types, but also scratch and dog food and garbage and compost piles and layer pellets........

We have all learned not to leave anything laying around that could attract a bear. And if you do something as foolish as hang a fish in your hen yard..look out. First the bear will trash the place and then the conservation guy will charge you and haul you into court. Bear baiting is illegal!

I could make a fortune renting my deck out to European tourists who want to see bears. On any given day you can sit on my deck with a cup of coffee and watch one wander up the driveway, across the lawn, snuffle in the garden and then head to the neighbour's. We phone. We say, bear coming. It's a community phone system.

Amazingly they have never tried to make a meal of any hens, as was my fear. Cannot say the same for coyotes, hawks, eagles and owls! Good for the hens or not, I simply will never take meat out there for the sheer havoc I would bring upon myself. (unless it's winter while the bears are hibernating, hee, hee)

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#73862 - 03/16/06 06:10 AM Re: Raw meat?
Jocelyn Offline
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Hens eat raw meat all the time....we just don't think slugs and bugs are meat....but hens do. I make soap and melt big chunks of fat to render the tallow out of it...and the hens get the left over suet..and gobble it happily. It's true that the woodpeckers and chicadees get some too, and robins, but there's lots, so it doesn't matter.

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#73863 - 03/16/06 08:09 AM Re: Raw meat?
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Maybe I'm excedingly naive, but why do people buying eggs care if the hen ate meat?

I guess I should starting getting all bent about stupid stuff, maybe that will lower my stress level.

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#73864 - 03/16/06 08:41 AM Re: Raw meat?
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some people are ?odd? . My mother wont eat brown eggs, wouldnt eat a cake I made with duck eggs,always used to take the germ out of all her eggs when cooking, just something in their mind tells them its different??

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#73865 - 03/16/06 09:10 AM Re: Raw meat?
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But, are they so vegetarian that something else eating meat makes them feel that they have just eaten meat? Do they eat beef, but think that an egg from a chicken that ate a worm is contaminated? I know people can be weird about "brown" eggs, as if the color means anything. What would they do with a green or blue eggs, go into orbit? My sister in-law picks out every chalazae. I will if it's really big and would make a weird spot on french toast, cuz they just won't mix in!

I have never eaten duck eggs, not to say I wouldn't, but I bet a million dollars my husband wouldn't!! He used to bring double yolk turkey eggs home, fry them for the dog and the smell was more than I could take, so strong, I probably wouldn't eat them. Maybe it was just the sheer volume. But the dog had the most beautiful fur you've ever seen, glowed like moonbeams on a lake.

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#73866 - 03/16/06 10:29 AM Re: Raw meat?
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Gardenchick:

I was surprised at first when people asked if my hens ate meat. Why would it matter? But I have two theories. One, that people who do not keep poultry associate them with cute Easter pictures of adorable, fuzzy, delicate little chicks. Remember Chicken Little, afraid the sky was falling? The story doesn't end with Chicken Little sitting down to a steak dinner. In the minds of these folks, chickens and meat eating do not mix. Of course when I watch my hens rip a mouse to pieces I realize they are a lot closer to being velociraptors (dinosaurs) than they are to being cute fairytale creatures.

Theory two,people associate feeding meat by- products to chickens with feeding meat by-products to cattle and sheep, which was a part of the whole BSE problem. Many people feel it is unnatural for chickens to eat meat and meat eating chickens could be carrrying and passing on a disease, like Mad Cow Disease, for example. Personally I do not believe cows were ever meant to eat other cows and would never feed my own cows a meat by product feed. So you can see how people not familiar with poultry might have the same way of thinking, even though chickens DO eat meat.

Surprisingly a large number of people are VERY concerned wit hthe feeed my hens get. And it's not like I do this on a large scale. Just enough for "chore" money for the teen. Go figure confused

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#73867 - 03/16/06 10:46 AM Re: Raw meat?
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uno: Yes, I do see the correlation in the thinking, but, geez, this is 2006! I also know that people get something in their head and that's all she wrote. Whatever. Let them have their neurosis.

You always make me laugh.

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#73868 - 03/16/06 11:17 AM Re: Raw meat?
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My experience has been that poultry feed is not a good choice for protein supplementation because mine will not eat it! Most will eat Calf Manna, but not all. I have found I can get scraps from the local grocery store, where they process meat, for free. But something to consider when feeding meat is not to overfeed because the "leftovers" attract unwanted scavengers at night.
If you're bored, another good protein source is crickets from a bait shop!

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#73869 - 03/16/06 01:47 PM Re: Raw meat?
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If you live next to the ocean, there are lots of blue mussels too...and broken lobster bits after a storm. If you have flying hens like I do, they will go down to the shore themselves when they hear a big surf on...knowing there will be lots of goodies. Some of them can just *barely* clear the trees to get home.

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#73870 - 03/16/06 02:36 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Hello CJR,

I really did NOT intend to upset anybody, okay. Iī, sorry if you feel offended Jean, i didnīt plan to;-)

I know most people do it in "good believe", i dont blame them! I only wanted to bring some new thoughts in because i saw many birds here die because their owners gave cat-food. This is no joke, our vet-doc can explain the WHYs better. We just found out that cat-food in high doses is poison for chicken.

Maybe US-cat-food is different, but i doubt it;-) Why should American cats need different food than European cats? ;-)

Best greetings,

Joachim

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#73871 - 03/16/06 03:52 PM Re: Raw meat?
Jocelyn Offline
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I suspect each country has different agricultural by-products that go into cat food....depends on what's available. It might be just fine for the species intended, but who knows if it's Ok for chcikens.....obviously, in your country, it's not the same as Canada and the USA, where cat food is OK for chickens. I don't feed cat food, but I hatch for people who do, and it seems to be OK. Many folks here report feeding it during moulting. Since I live close to the ocean, I don't have to.

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#73872 - 03/16/06 04:08 PM Re: Raw meat?
Joachim Dippold Offline
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Hello Jocelyn,

BIG missunderstanding: i never talked about the dry-thing but the "real" cat-food in cans/tins, sorry for not putting this clear in the first place!

As for if itīs good for chickens, well, no it isnīt! This is not my opinion, this is fact. Why? There is lots of salt in cat-food (at least in European), cats need salt, (most) birds donīt. Salt is poison for chickens, simple as that;-)

You said it "seems to be okay", well: look at their birds when they are 5 years old and their inner organs are ruined because of the salt the poor birds couldnīt handle;-(

Best greetings,

Joachim

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#73873 - 03/17/06 05:39 AM Re: Raw meat?
Jocelyn Offline
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People here feed tinned cat food. There is a lot of salt in the well water here too, this is an island. Do you suppose there is something else complicating the picture....salt by itself is harmfull, but with XXXXXXXX in the diet, it's not? I'm guessing on what the xxxxxx might be...who knows. My chickens live till their early twenties.
Our water tests reveal a lot of salt.

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#73874 - 03/17/06 07:23 AM Re: Raw meat?
Joachim Dippold Offline
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Hello Jocelyn,

Of course due to adoption chicken living in aeras where they are confronted daily with salt in water can handle it. This can be seen as kind ov evolution process, happens all the time;-)

But we talked to different vet-docs and they all say salt in cat-food is the major cause for ruined inner organs, they canīt handle food anymore, they die a horrible death, that is not funny or only my opinion, that we see here often where thrifty people give cat-food because itīs cheaper! I didnīt blame any of you because i know folks overseas do it in "good believe", okay?

Dr. Tilc, a specialist on ducks and other puoltry, told us of many postmortem examinated birds who had symtoms of salt-overdoses due to "wrong" food;-( Other vet-docs too know about this and warn every chicken breeder/fancier when asked if they shall give cat-food, i guess they know what they do;-)

Of course there is salt in cat-food in a proper dosis for cats, plausible since it was originally made for cats. They need it, birds - generally! - donīt need it and canīt even handle it.

I also found out the reason why people here think itīs good for molting birds: thereīs brewers yeast in it! But again vet-docs told us itīs better to give brewers yeast pure over the food than in cat-food. Once again i noticed quite well that overseas fanciers/breeders in general care more for their birds than in Germany/Austria, sad but true!

I donīt want to upset people or quarrel, but i doubt that cat-food - dry or humid - is good for chicken, okay? All i want to do is help improve feeding plans for birds who have no choice what to eat because itīs their owners deciding what to feed, see?

So "sorry!" to all who feel offended but i still think: salt is NO GOOD for chicken - ad "in general" if you like so! I would have been happy if someone had told us about salt in cat-food back when we started into chicken mania, so i try to spread the news and inform as much/many as possible, see?

Best greetings,

Joachim

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#73875 - 03/17/06 08:42 AM Re: Raw meat?
Ozark Rose Offline
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I love it! Can you get a photo of your hens on the shore? Being land bound, I dream of the ocean; it really makes me laugh to think of those hens runing back and forth to snatch things up before the next wave. Seems like so much more fun (and ok ... cute) than pecking at a dead possum!
By the way, too much IODIZED salt is a problem for any livestock on processed food. In large animals it's called Goiter and I've seen it when a few of my horses were going crazy over a loose mineral supplement.

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#73876 - 03/17/06 09:06 AM Re: Raw meat?
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Animal food makers add salt to get the animals to eat an otherwise unpalatable food. Like putting corn in dog food, they like it but it serves no purpose. Funny, but if you let animal eat according to instinct, that it will the right food. Like the bears, they have the main foods, but hunger and deprivation leads them to eating things they would not normally eat. Not to say that they don't acquire a taste for "bad" foods. My chickens won't eat cat food, but battle for a minnow.

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#73877 - 03/17/06 02:50 PM Re: Raw meat?
Joachim Dippold Offline
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Hello again,

I honestly hope this isnīt getting boring, but this issue is SO important for us i carried on and asked further, here is another reason for adding salt espacially to DRY cat-food: renal insufficiency!

Cats donīt drink much, "wild" cats donīt need to: they eat mice, birds and other animals they can hunt, there always is enough humidity/water in their prey. But domesticated cats, espacially the ones that do NOT go out to hunt and have to stay indoors donīt get enough water, they simply havenīt "learned" it. So food-supliers though: lets add salt, when it works in restaurants for humans why not for cats?

They added salt to dry cat-food! Cats geeing fed only/mainly on dry food began to drink more. The # of cats suffering renal insufficiency in the major cities got fewer/less. So cats kinda "need" salt and they also have relativly little problems to use/absorb/whatever-the-term the salt in their food.

Good point Gardenchick, i thought of this but didnīt have prove. But of course it also makes the food taste better/acceptable. Indeed i also prefer to salt some of my meals;-) Thanks for sharing this!

Thank you Ozark Rose for reminding us that iodized salt is, well may be dangerous. I donīt have prove on this one but believe you. I heard and read enough to avoid it when possible - which is getting more complicated year by year. There are lots of websites dealing with iodized salt and the dangers of it, even for humans.

Best greetings,

Joachim

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#73878 - 03/18/06 12:49 PM Re: Raw meat?
Bill Ludwig Offline
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My 2 cents.

From the "Chicken Health Handbook" by Gail Damerow
Page 32.
Chickens are more likely to get too much salt than too little. The result is increased thirst, inability to stand, weak muscles, convulsions, and death. A lethal dose of salt is 0.06 ounce per pound of body weight.

It is my understanding that the reason salt is a serious issue with birds is because they don’t urinate or perspire to remove salts from their bodies.


I started reading about the salt issue right after this thread was started. I got busy with my own dilemma and was not able to post my reply until now.
I would like to add to what Bill has pointed out from The Chicken Health Handbook, same page, next paragraphs: "Chicks are more susceptible to salt poisoning than adults. Salt poisoning can occur when a flock's sole source of drinking water is saline water, although chickens can tolerate salt in water up to 0.25 percent. Poisoning can also occur when chickens pick in rock salt used for de-icing sidewalks and driveways.
Salt poisoning can be caused by a normal amount of salt in rations during summer, if chicken run out of water, and during winter if drinking water freezes. Obviously, the way to avoid salt poisoning is to be sure your chicken have fresh, clean water at all times."


Just to help clarify this is what D.Caveny posted in 2002. I would suggest that bearing in mind the qualification of the author it perhaps might be an idea to accept it as extremely good advice.

"As a formulating poultry nutritionist with more than a quarter century of practical experience, I STRONGLY urge you NOT TO GIVE BIRDS OF ANY KIND extra salt. Birds produce uric acid (mammals produce urine and can flush some excess salt from their system) and a small excess of salt CAN CAUSE ACUTE RENAL FAILURE and death! Ducks and seabirds have a supranasal gland which secretes salt and allows them to drink sea water...which will kill you and me. I have seen several cases of feed mills making mistakes in formulation and instead of having the proper amount of sodium in the diet placing an excess in the diet which resulted in large numbers of DEAD CHICKENS and many with great morbidity which had to be killed because of the severe effects of excess salt. DON'T GIVE SALT TO BIRDS...PERIOD".
(D.Caveny Aug 30th 2002).


Bill L

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#73879 - 03/20/06 11:55 AM Re: Raw meat?
Garden Chick Offline
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Joachim, I also have no proof and what manufacturer would admit that? It's just what I've heard in the years. Maybe they do add salt to get cats to drink more, it makes sense.

Too bad there isn't some safe thing that they could add to layer ration to make chickens LIKE that more!!! Maybe RAW MEAT!!

Bill, thanks for the very good information. I don't use sidewalk salt at home so I've never even THOUGHT about the hazard to chickens from it.

Uno's customers must surely realize that her chickens are very, very far from the factory.
And Jennifers original question was regarding frozen rabbit meat, which I assume was not purchased from a supermarket??

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#73880 - 03/20/06 07:23 PM Re: Raw meat?
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Gardenchick, no supermarket rabbit meat here. My husband hunts with beagles and so this is from a surplus hunting trip. I'm assuming it's organic meat...who knows anymore...
Jennifer

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#73881 - 03/21/06 03:02 PM Re: Raw meat?
Glenda L. Heywood Offline
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too bad some of you didn't live in the old days
the use of wild meat to hang in the hen house was common as it kept them from fighting, eating feathers and they loved to pick the meat from the hanging caruse
held about 12 inches above thefloor.

The original chicken mash was made from meat by products and yes chickens love meat, they are not picky

if you are selling free range eggs your birds are eating insects an what ever mice run thir way

Better yet I would love to have osme barbqued
Glenda L Heywood
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#73882 - 03/22/06 12:53 PM Re: Raw meat?
Jocelyn Offline
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OsarkRose, as soon as the ice goes out and the clay road hardens so I can drive on it, I'll send pictures. Do you want to e-mail me at jclarke@pei.sympatico.ca so i will have your address to send them to? You can post them anywhere you like, how's that?

jocelyn

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