3chickens dead

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

  1. blessings6

    blessings6 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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