This afternoon I found that one of my *sweet* dogs managed to chase down one of my hens and bite her in her thighs. She could not stand and was in obvious pain so I made the decision to put her down. I already feathered and butchered her. The puncture wounds were in the meat of the chicken, nothing internally was damaged. I am wondering if she would be safe to eat, if I need to cut out the area of the puncture wounds before brining, etc. Any help will be appreciated. By the way, I know some folks can not imagine eating their hens and this post is by no means meant to upset you folks. I love my hens and take very good care of them but this was an unfortunate incident. Please do not be offended if you are in the "I can't imagine ever eating my hens, they are like kids to me" camp. Will also post in the meat chicken section.