I had three roosters running around the yard, having become too aggressive to coexist inside the covered run with the rest of the flock. They were on the short list for butchering. My tenant's brother's dog escaped from the house, and before you can say chicken and dumplings, all three roosters are dead. I let the dog eat the one he had in his mouth--I didn't trust him not to bite me. But, after chasing the dog all over the yard, I picked up the other two birds and bled them. Then I put them on ice and drove back to my house, a thirty minute drive. Once home I skinned them and cut them up. Time from dog to refrigerator, about 2 hours. OK, same question as the person with the raccoon kill: safe to eat? The dog had his shots. No rabies; besides, I already did the cutting up before I even began to ponder the safety aspects of eating dog killed chickens. Would you eat these roosters? By the way, these are the 2nd and 3rd chickens I've butchered. It's getting easier. Fewer "ick" issues. If I have to toss the meat out, I still had the experience of cutting them up. One thing I've noticed about the 3 birds I've butchered: they are surprisingly clean. They don't smell good, but their feathers are clean, not crusty or pooped on, and their skin is free from bugs and filth. Even their feet were pretty clean. I would definitely put them in soup.