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eat a chicken killed by a dog?

post #1 of 22
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One of my layers was just killed by neighbor's a dog.  She was healthy up until 6:20 am this morning when the dog attacked.  We found the dog eating the chicken, and there is maybe 1/2 of the chicken left.   Obviously the chicken was not killed in sanitary conditions.

Could I gut and eat the remainder of this chicken?  I'd probably make chicken soup.  It would be very well cooked.  Her name was Sam, so we'd have Sam Soup.


Edited by vermontgal - 8/29/09 at 5:14am

A varied urban flock of 1 SLW (Lacie), 1 BR (Claudia), 1 BA (Sheila), and 1 Welsummer (Cassie).  New in May 2012: four miniature Silver Appleyard ducklings, now being raised by Lacie.

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A varied urban flock of 1 SLW (Lacie), 1 BR (Claudia), 1 BA (Sheila), and 1 Welsummer (Cassie).  New in May 2012: four miniature Silver Appleyard ducklings, now being raised by Lacie.

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post #2 of 22

I personaly wouldnt, but that is just my opinion,    pooor sam... sam soup! tongue LOL

Leah
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post #3 of 22

Sure- as long as you're sure the bird was killed right before you found it, you'll be fine.  Personally, I'd be a bit put off that I was eating a bird I wrestled, half eaten, from a dog, but if you're fine with that, I don't see any harm in it.

post #4 of 22

Our neighbour up the road makes broth out of the wild Turkeys the dog brings home hmm

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post #5 of 22

IMO,, NO!  Like you said it was not killed in sanitary conditions. Who knows what the dog had in his mouth prior to making the kill. If the carcass is already exposed, I wouldn't eat it. It could also be tough (stressed out) because of the nature it was killed. Not a quick kill.
I know we hate to see things go to waste, but this is one of them in my book, except not completely. My DH will take out the liver and whatever else for fish bait only.

Previously Henry'schickens.  DH, 2 DD's, 1 DS, a mutt dog, a german shepherd pup, 3 cats, 3 duckies and lost count on the chickens.  A pair of pilgrim geese. A  Bouron Red Tom. Love 'em all!!
 

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Previously Henry'schickens.  DH, 2 DD's, 1 DS, a mutt dog, a german shepherd pup, 3 cats, 3 duckies and lost count on the chickens.  A pair of pilgrim geese. A  Bouron Red Tom. Love 'em all!!
 

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post #6 of 22

If you get to the animal very soon after it was killed, and before chewed on,I wouldn't worry about that. However, predators have an enormous amount of undesirable bacteria in their mouths. For that reason, I probably wouldn't.

post #7 of 22

I would eat the neighbor's dog.

Ok, not actually eat the dog, but........................grrrr

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"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by vermontgal 

Her name was Sam, so we'd have Sam Soup.


Reminds me of that Cash song "boy named Sue".   wink

I wouldn't eat it.   But, tjmho.

post #9 of 22

I've dressed out and eaten chickens killed by a fox, and hit by cars. The fox got run off by one of my dogs, couldn't run fast enough to get away with a big heavy chicken in it's mouth, and dropped it. It wasn't very badly damaged, I just trimmed out where the teeth punctured. I've had a couple of hens get hit by cars, when I was nearby and heard it happen, and got the carcass immediately, then, too.

They were all fine, you wouldn't have known they weren't just routinely butchered.

But I wouldn't eat one that was already half gone, or badly mangled. Or if I didn't know for sure it was fresh.

Jenny-the-Bear (grrr)
Do not meddle with the forces of nature, for you are small, insignificant, and biodegradable.
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post #10 of 22

Is the neighbor's dog up on his rabies shots?  Not even sure if that's an issue.  I have a dog that loves to eat any animal's poop, including her own so if she killed one of my chickens it'd be trash.  The bottom line is you don't know where that dog's mouth has been.

Dan

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