1 hawk, one freshly dead rooster

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickeygirl, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Chickeygirl

    Chickeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Rather than let his sacrifice go to waste, is it ok to eat him? The hawk had JUST killed it, but I think he was a bit bigger than the hawk judged him to be, and it flew off as I rounded the corner to the field. I was about to go give them all treats ><

    I went ahead and cut so he'd finish bleeding out - but he didn't bleed out much, so I'm a lil leery.


    Thanks.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Quote:Aww I'm sorry.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I dont know about the meat but I'll bump u up so some one else can answer your question.
     
  3. Chickeygirl

    Chickeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Tks for the bump. I'm just going to bury him - he's been a half hour dead, and I've been checking back - but I'd like an answer if anyone can say anyway. This kinda sucks today - I had a trio of Royal Palm Turkeys - one hen disappeared, and the tom went the next day - and it looks like a human predator rather than animal. Cleanly removed head (like sharp knife cut it) and just his breast gone. And then I lose my only langshan roo today. I'm depressed. *sigh*
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Quote:I hope you feel better. I'm sure it's awful loosing them. And rite in time for the holidays. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He'll be fine to eat. He's bled out and gutted. He'll be fine for a while.
     
  6. Chickeygirl

    Chickeygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Rooster [​IMG] Next time. We just buried him. I learned a few things tho - I can do what is needful, and plucking chickens is a bear [​IMG]

    On the turkeys - I'm sure someone will be enjoying them for the Holiday. I can't say I don't hope they choke on them...so I won't. They were show turkeys - I have 3 babies from the first clutch (I suck at eggs), so there is Oscar, Gabby, Trixie, and the remaining hen from the trio.
     
  7. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a hawk attack two days ago and the darn thing took off when it saw me coming. I had to finish what the hawk started because my hen was twitching and bleeding out.

    Instead of disposing the meat, I butchered her myself and put her in the freezer. I cooked the meat first and shredded it to use in a casserole hoping the kids wont ask if this was our bird.
     
  8. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hawk attack, would be fine, but coon, fox, possum etc.. id be a little weary
     

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