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Butchering frostbitten rooster

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by IloveBuffy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster has frostbite, is it safe to eat him, and, if so, how bad does it have to be before I have to butcher him?
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    How bad is the frostbite? I've never seen a chicken frostbitten enough to need to slaughter it.
     
  3. evergreen001

    evergreen001 New Egg

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    Do you have a pic of that rooster?
     
  4. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, good.
     
  5. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His wattles are beginning to get black.
     
  6. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around the edges or the whole thing?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Unless you want to butcher him for other reasons, frostbite usually isn't a reason to cull. I've seen pics here of birds who have lost a LOT of comb, doesn't effect their lives at all.
     
  8. mandymae1984

    mandymae1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he being kept in a warm olace now?
     
  9. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, he is being kept warm, just the bottom edge is black, culling=last resort. Hope it doesn't get so bad that we have to cut his wattles off[​IMG]
     
  10. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had roosters get tips of combs, and edges of wattles get nipped and turn black. They have never had any trouble. How long since he got frostbitten?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2013

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