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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Animal Care.

For this BB, you will prove that your animal’s food is fit for human consumption!

Related articles and threads:
- 12 Perennials to Plant for Chicken Feed
- Best Perennial Chicken Feed
- How to Feed Your Chickens without Grain


(source: The Great Big Thread of Sunchokes)

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
     - 500 calories of the omnivorous animal's food
     - actively eating the omnivorous animal's food (video preferred)
     - finished eating the omnivorous animal's food (video preferred)
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The BB description didn't specify it had to be chickens, so I hope my dog Molly counts! (And if not, y'all get a video of my dog enjoying dinner. I like to think she's pretty cute.) When my dinner is dog-safe Molly gets the same thing I eat - in this case, I had beef brisket and carrots so she got chopped beef brisket and mashed carrots. I added extra fat on her vet's recommendation - she's very old ("beyond geriatric" is what the vet said) and losing an unhealthy amount of weight so he recommended adding additional fat to try and slow down that weight loss. Technically rendered beef fat is fit for human consumption, even if most humans would find it pretty gross!

I had to do some googling and math to make sure this meal went over the 500 calories required for the BB.
Brisket: 72 calories per ounce
Beef fat: 191 calories per ounce
Carrots: 82 calories per cup
Total calorie count: 745.6 calories

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Mike Barkley approved this submission.
Note: Omnivore is the keyword. Looks like she omni'd it right up!

 
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My dog eats a mostly raw diet of human food. It's mostly chicken wings from the supermarket. She gets a small amount of either cooked potatoes or rice, an egg every other day, some kind of veggies and some kind of fermented milk product. Today she had 4 chicken wings in 8 pieces, an egg, some buttermilk, some cooked potatoes and some soup I made for humans. Twice a week she gets a beef bone - keeps her busy and teeth nice and shiny.

Chicken wings are about 90 calories each, and egg is 72 calories, 2 oz of cooked potatoes is 50 calories, half a cup of butter milk is 48 calories which is 530 + a few more for the soup.

Here are three videos - start, middle and end:







Here is the food she eats and a picture of her eating a beef bone



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Well sign me up! Looks great Edward

 
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Thanks Jordan! She's in amazing shape and no scary vets bills to date.
 
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