Can I eat my birds if I found lice?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bckyrdchknluvr, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just started to raise birds a few months ago and when I was processing my first roo today I found vent lice on him. I had already taken two roos and don't want to waste them. Are they OK to eat? I washed all the lice away when I was plucking them. I would really appreciate any advice please.
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes it is OK to eat the birds. When you scald them, it will kill any lice that you missed. They are no danger to humans.
     
  3. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thank you so much.[​IMG]
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is unless one jumps off the bird and into your hair (scratching my head). LOL
     

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