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    Pheasant - how sad!

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    I was given a pheasant yesterday by a friend who had "bagged it" on a pheasant shoot. Plucked, but not drawn.

    Wow! I thought - wild game - must be great; all the right omega 3 6 balance etc. Then I came to remove the bird's guts etc. What did I find - the crop full of wheat grain.

    It looks lovely - but now I feel sad and cheated - a grain fed game bird! Are all UK pheasants fed on grain??!!

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    Um. Pretty sure birds are actually supposed to eat grains and seeds, in addition to grass and bugs.

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    yes...that is what they eat...

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    Eat him and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! just watch out for any shot left... Chipped tooth is no good.

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    Pheasants, like chickens, will eat damned near anything they can get their beaks on.

    No worries.

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    Hooray highschool biology!
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    Thanks for the positive (for the pheasant!) responses. I shall enjoy him much more now!

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    I thought chickens were sole grain eaters, due the proverbial picture in my head of the kindly farmer ('s wife/daughter,etc) out among the clucking chickens tossing seeds about, as though it were the ONLY thing chickens COULD eat. I've since learned different.
    But when I see packaged chicken with the words "grain fed" on it, I think how those chickens must have missed the other things their bodies needed to be healthy.

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    That's like complaining that a cow's stomach is full of grass....it's called the food chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimelah View Post
    I thought chickens were sole grain eaters, due the proverbial picture in my head of the kindly farmer ('s wife/daughter,etc) out among the clucking chickens tossing seeds about, as though it were the ONLY thing chickens COULD eat. I've since learned different.
    But when I see packaged chicken with the words "grain fed" on it, I think how those chickens must have missed the other things their bodies needed to be healthy.
    same for me, until i started to buy my eggs from farmers market, i was like are ur chickens free range and all that. she said yes they roam around eating bugs and grains. i was like bugs? lol
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