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Eating a Naturally Deceased Layer

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Hey all!
So one of my pullets escaped today (and she has JUST started laying, of course), injured herself, and sulked around for a few hours after I caught and repenned her. I found her an hour later, dead and almost stiff but still a little warm. How should I go about prepping her to eat?
Currently I just wrapped her up and out her in the fridge to drop the temperature quickly. Should I scald her to pluck? Skin? Will she go limp again or not?
TIA!
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Hey all!
So one of my pullets escaped today (and she has JUST started laying, of course), injured herself, and sulked around for a few hours after I caught and repenned her. I found her an hour later, dead and almost stiff but still a little warm. How should I go about prepping her to eat?
Currently I just wrapped her up and out her in the fridge to drop the temperature quickly. Should I scald her to pluck? Skin? Will she go limp again or not?
TIA!

Did you bleed her out as best as you could?

 

   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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post #3 of 5
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I did not... Crying baby in one arm, dead chicken in the other... 😁
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I would not...

Personal preference more than anything, way I look at is if they are not alive when I start then they are not food.

We do process crippled birds, I've had a couple that got dislocated hips from the tractor rolling over them, they butcher just fine.

I would not eat any bird I found dead regardless of how long ago it died


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If you know how it died, and it was not very long ago, and you bled it out as best as you could, I think it would be fine.

 

   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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