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Egg bound (infection?), can I feed her back to the flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karenerwin, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. karenerwin

    karenerwin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2013
    Cedar Hill, Missouri
    I had a hen that was egg bound and I was unable to get her to pass the egg. Tried warm soaks, giving her calcium & vitamins, but no luck. She ended up having the egg break inside her (I think). When I culled her she was full of yellow liquid! It looked like urine, but had no smell. It had small chunks of yellow that looked like it had been yolk that pickled (or something) in the liquid inside her. There was also a tiny bit of white that looked like maybe it was egg white that had done the same thing as the yolk.

    Any way, I want to feed her carcass back to the flock. My hubby said he doesn't think it would be safe for the other chickens.

    Anyone have any thoughts??

    Not sure if this is in the correct thread, if not a moderator/administrator may move it.
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    IMO, I wouldn't feed her back to the flock. Without knowing 100% what you exactly caused her demise, even if I suspected something innocuous, I still wouldn't do it. We have a burn pit for anything that dies of "natural" or "questionable" circumstances.
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    Feeding tainted meat or grain to ANYONE is a very bad idea! Mary
  4. karenerwin

    karenerwin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2013
    Cedar Hill, Missouri
    Ok, both responses support my hubby's opinion, so Sunday when I burn more brush I'll toss her on the pile. Currently her carcass is in a 5 gallon bucket with a lid on it. It is plenty cold enough her for that not to be a problem.

    Thanks for giving your opinions!

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