3chickens dead

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blessings6, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. blessings6

    blessings6 In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2014
    I have had 3 chickens die in two weeks. I want to butcher the remaining chickens and I am afraid they may not be safe to eat. We had bird lice a while back but I haven't seen any signs that they are back. Any ideas?
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Sorry for your loss. It really could be lots of reasons that they died so, I don't know. I wouldn't butcher and eat any birds that are obviously sick and in poor flesh but, as long as you scald the body - to help get feathers off and clean them out good and when you cook them well - they are safe to eat. I would clean out the coop and disinfect well before putting new birds in, since you don't know what these other ones died from.

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