Ok, I have a buddy that I raise chickens with. Well we talk a lot and have become friends. I have my birds, chickens, quail, pheasants etc. Up on a ranch about 15-20 mins away from the city. He lives up there closer to the ranch so we have become friends shooting the breeze and such when we are up there. The area is very rural and small town, it is beautiful.
So the other day I am wimpering about the crazy price of feed and how if it keeps going up I don't know what I am going to do. Talked about another gal that I know who has gone to bulk dog food to feed her chickens and how I thought that was a little crazy but she works at the factory so she sees what goes into the dog food and I guess that makes it ok.
Well he up and tells me that if he wasn't supplementing his chicken feed with Roadkill that he would never make it either. :shock: :shock:
I about fell over, I was quickly going through my mind to make sure that I did not have any of his flock mixed in with mine. I am thinking mad bird diesease etc. All kinds of things are running through my mind. I told him that was nuts..... He said that ever day or so he stops and picks up a coon, or rabbit, or sometimes even a deer and supplements his birds diet with it. Says its protien and they pick it clean. Says its always fresh kill from the night before, cause he drives the route everyday to and form work. :roll: So ????????
So after calming down a little at home and all I starting thinking that maybe it isn't so bad. I mean I don't know that I would feed my birds that way, but I guess its not doing any harm.
Of course knowing him he is out late at night chasing deer with his truck for feed :-D :-D
Anyone ever heard of that???