Eat a predator killed chicken.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by foamspoon, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. foamspoon

    foamspoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have dead hen that a predator got last night. I woke up early and heard it happening and scared it off, but not before the bird was killed and its head... well eaten off. The rest of the body is fine and looks pretty good. It was partially froozen when I found him when the sun came up.

    Can I process him and eat him?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure it's been done, but personally, I wouldn't, if only for fear of raccoon worms. And any other things I don't happen to know about.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  4. rc4u

    rc4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lots of people eat road kill.. ever watch Beverly hillbillies? the eat road possum all the time.... well seriously...when we hunt the birds are like that all the time .. no need to worry just eat it... even deer hit by cars lots of people get permission to process after its been dead.. main thing is if it looks good it is good.. jeff
     
  5. Berner Mom

    Berner Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you didn't throw it away. I am sure it was perfectly fine as it was a healthy chicken prior to the predator. If it wasn't a healthy chicken than that would have been a different matter, but fresh kill like that, especially if the carcass was fine and it hadn't bleed into the body cavity would be fine.
     
  6. REDNECK TRAPPER

    REDNECK TRAPPER Out Of The Brooder

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    Just cook it good and it should be fine
     

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