Dog Attack - internal bleeding, can we eat it?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by AuroraSprings, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Our lovely husky has once again played the predator at our house, I was too panicky when she killed the rabbit to process it, but this was one of our young Basque pullets. There isn't much meat but I process as best I could. I figured out that the dog broke one wing nearly off, broke all the ribs one side, tore the muscle on other wing, and caused a lot of internal bleeding. The intestines weren't torn but there was a lot of blood clotting in the rib cage.

    Will it be safe to eat? It's already in the fridge either way, just wanted to consult someone that knows more.
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    If it is gutted go ahead and make some soup.
  3. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2008
    Yes, absolutely!

    If it looks like it didn't bleed out well, it might not keep as long, so if that's the case cook it up soon--and I might also try brining it first to remove some of the stronger flavor if I felt inspired...

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