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24 hr dead roosters are they ok for dog meat?

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g,day guys well il introduce myself 1st as know doubt ill be back after myself thread...just a young male from australia looking for info and advice on the chook world...so i have butchered my fair share of roosters in my time and the ones ive ate have been pretty much not long after the kill,but my question is i have 6 dead roosters which have been sitting around in a shed in empty feed bags not covered,they havent been bleed or guts removed,will they still be good for dog food or do i chuck them out for the native wildlife to feed on?

 

thanks in advance

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I wouldn't give them to anything just toss them in a fire or compost or garbage, It could make them really sick even if it has only been 24 hrs.

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I agree, I'd make them part of the wildlife food chain.  I'm raising my first batch of meaties for dog food but plan to process them as if I were going to eat them.  You also don't say why they were dead.  I would not feed my dogs anything that died of unknown causes, even if I found it immediately and processed it.

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Dawn

 

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Yes I agree with last post.

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In the UK we sometimes intentionally leave a bird, guts in a little while. I just finished processing 3 big broilers I slaughtered last night. They where hanging in my shed. If the space was cool and I had killed the rooster and they had bled out etc. I would eat them.
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Oh sorry, I re-read and saw they have not been bled. I don't know what effect the blood sitting would have.
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A normal healthy dog will love to eat them.

 

Dogs are scavengers.. they have really powerful digestive enzymes and strong stomachs!

 

They can eat just about anything..  and I never heard of one getting food poisoning from eating a recently dead animal.

 

But if your dog is a pampered pooch which has only been used to eating dry dog feed from the pet store then I will not be a good idea to suddenly give it raw dead animals.. however fresh.

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