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Eating "Flipped" CornishX

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by T-5FARM, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. T-5FARM

    T-5FARM New Egg

    Aug 5, 2009
    Piedmont, NC
    Is there any reason not to use a 7-wk old CornisX that was found dead in the tractor? (assuming it has not been dead long) I know I've cleaned and eaten doves that were dead for several hours before cleaning with no adverse effects.
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    Personally I wouldn't eat anything that has died without me killing it. Even when I hunt doves and pheasants... I find myself ending my hunting short as I want to make sure the birds are processed soon.

    However, I see no problem eating it as long as you eat it within a couple days. I would not freeze it as the blood is still in the bird making it a prime canidate to spoil or taint very quickly.

    Process it.... brine it... and eat it... if that's what you want to do.
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    I will eat just about anything & I wouldn't eat something I found dead.
  4. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

    Sep 16, 2009
    Dover, TN
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  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    I have processed ones I've found dead, if they died within seconds of me finding them. If you cut off the head, and the blood pours out, then it is probably okay; however, if it just dribbles out, then the blood will still be in the meat, and the taste is just not good. Okay for the dog, maybe, but most people wouldn't like it.

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