Eat a CRD bird?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jrleek, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. jrleek

    jrleek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    A friend and I bought a bunch of chickens from a backyard farmer, but they seemed to be infected with CRD (Mycoplasma gallisepticum). We treated with anti-biotics, and culled the sickest birds. Most seem to be OK now, but one of my friend's birds has had a serious relapse. It seems sick enough to cull, but now it's large enough to be worth eating. Is eating a bird with CRD OK? Apparently most backyard flocks have it, so it seems unlikely that nobody is eating these sick birds. I can't find any guidance one way or the other on the internet though. Aside from this link, which seems to mostly say, "Don't eat the lungs and neck."
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    It's absolutely OK to eat chickens with MG. It's non-transmissible to humans. I've never heard of the neck and lung thing, but it wouldn't really apply to me anyway because I discard the lungs and usually the necks, too.

    Good luck.

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