Eating a hen with a wheeze??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickenkeepr, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having nothing but troubles with my chickens since a fox got 9 of them in the spring. I got some replacements which had lice, respiratory infection, worms etc. They were dewormed, treated for lice, and given a round of antibiotics. Well, most of them are much older than the woman that sold them to me said they were so they, and 9 other older hens are going to the butcher tomorrow. One of them decided to develop a bit of a wheeze yesterday. Is it still ok to have her processed/eaten? I haven't given any antibiotics.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would think the butcher would know whether or not to use the meat by their experience. In commercial chicken houses, they condemn any bird who looks suspicious in any way. If she has any nasal drainage or goopy eyes, I would not butcher. Wheezing can be caused by a number of things unrelated to a respiratory disease, such as heart problems, ascites, or others.
     
  3. Chickenkeepr

    Chickenkeepr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No drainage, no icky eyes, no sneezing, eating, drinking, pooping and acting normally lol. I'll ask him tomorrow
     

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