I am currently raising dual purpose birds and discovered a raccoon got to one of the chickens this morning. I scared it away and went to kill the chicken to prevent more suffering but it died before I got there. My question is, can I still butcher the chicken? My biggest concern is possible disease from the raccoon. I live in the Pacific Northwest and as far as I know rabies isn't as rabid around here as some parts of the country but still, Take no chances. Thanks in advance for the information!