Butchured on of my SS roo's and found...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PAchickenlover, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I butchured one of our Speckled Sussex Roosters tonight and found lice on him. Is he safe to eat? I washed him off good inside and out. I just don't know if I can go ahead with dinner for tomorro night. Please either tell me to get rid of the meat or put my mind at ease...........I do hope the meat is ok.
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Just wash him off and he will be fine to eat.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it is ok as long as the lice was on the outside, plus when you cook him all the bacterias will be killed.
     
  4. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!! I will be treating the rest of my birds tomorro for the lice. I'm sure if one has them they all do. Oh, crap that means i'll have to with-hold from using eggs too right? Especially if I use Ortho dust. For what 2 weeks? I hope some one knows.
     
  5. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello, anyone?????
     
  6. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Should be fine but if you butchered him tonight... you need to wait 3 days to eat. Rigor sets in and the meat will be more tender if you do wait.
     
  7. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank you I didn't know about that...... Might explain why the first two we butchured were so tough. lol
     
  8. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Quote:yup. lol. [​IMG]
     
  9. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] yeah, it was rip, chew, chew, chew.....chew, chew. Got to the point where hubby asked me "how OLD was this bird, it is really tough!" [​IMG]
     
  10. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey - if you buy chicken at your local big chain supermarket... who's to say what it was in contact with before they packaged it up so pretty! Right?
    It's fine. Eat it.
     

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