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Chicken attacked, can i still eat their eggs?

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:( We lost 4 of our girls to what we believe was a raccoon, however this is just a guess, maybe a Lynx, or a fox. One of our surviving hens was bitten twice, I have treated her wounds and she seems to be doing ok. The others were pecking at one of the dead bodies when I discovered what had happened. Here is my question, can I continue to eat their eggs? It has only been two days, but I worry about feeding my family with eggs that may be contaminated by rabies? Or maybe some other disease?

Thank you! 

- Long time chicken keeper, first time with a chicken attack! 

PS We majorly beefed up our coup and I do not see this happening again. 

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Only mammals can get rabies and transmit rabies...so no worries there! Sorry about your 4 other chickens! 😔

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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