Can you eat a bird with bumble foot?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by redhen, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have a bird with bumble foot..that isnt really responding to treatment. I may have to put her down... (which will be good practice for the coming meaties this fall... ugh... [​IMG] )
    But anyways... would you guys eat her?? I dont know.... [​IMG]
     

  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I don't know myself; but I have read that question on here several times and the general consensus seems to be, no don't eat it since bumble foot is some type of a staff infection. Makes sense to me.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yeah.. thats what i was thinking too.... just wasnt sure.. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the answer!
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I wouldnt, but you could still process her to learn what to do, just dont eat her [​IMG]

    But Really if you think about it, im sure alot of meaties in factory farming get it, because there conditions are less then perfect.

    Im sure the heat would kill it too. I looked online and some sites said 120-250 degrees is enough to sterilize equipment with infections on it, im not sure how true that is. So it really is a toss up.
     

  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    You're right usschicago1 cooking will kill the staph. It would theoretically be OK to eat.

    But Redhen, could you swallow knowing that it had cooked staph in it.

    Imp- just reading this thread has me changing tonites dinner from chicken to ? [​IMG]
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    lol me too!
     
  7. burquechick

    burquechick Songster

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    Do you plan on eating the feet?
     

  8. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Just don't eat the feet! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Actually my ducks had Bumblefoot last Winter, I finished the treatment in March, and the Vet from my Dept. of Ag said it was OK to eat them now. It just depends on withdrawal time of the drugs you gave her. [​IMG]
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    ohhh mannn . . .
     

  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] It was just a question... [​IMG]

    No..i dont think i could actually eat it... but i was just wondering if i was just being too squeamish or girly or something... [​IMG]

    So i'll pass on the Staph and dumplings then... [​IMG]
     

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