Eating chicken with coccidia

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gootziecat, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may not be the right place to put this thread, but every one on here is interested in meat chickens. I recently purchased a chicken that is a feather plucker and just discovered to have coccidia. My question is whether it is harmful for human consumsion to eat chicken meat if the bird is carrying coccidia? It has not been put on any anti-coccidia meds yet. Thanks.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Eat away if it has not atrophied and you haven't medicated it. Cocci is a protozoa that lives in the guts and is species specific, so you can't get it, just other birds.
     
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You confirmed what I thought. Thank you.
     
  4. welshterrier

    welshterrier Out Of The Brooder

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    can anyone tell me about mites and if they jump to humans or are specie specific please? also worms.
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:Have you checked your thread? I just saw it and posted answers for you. [​IMG]
     
  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Can you eat a chicken that was eating medicated chick feed?
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    yes
     
  8. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mites don't actually jump [​IMG] but, no you can not get mites from your birds. They are species specific.
     

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