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Ever eat a tumor bird?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Jeffross1968, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so our rooster has issues, probably a tumor. I've checked it a couple times....it's a big hump on it's back. It's growing, and at some point soon I'm probably going to put it down, when it shows signs of causing him issues. Anyway, should it be a total loss? Is there a problem with eating a roo that has a tumor on it's back? I really feel stupid asking this question, LOL...

    Also, if not us, how about my dog? We feed her the raw diet. I'd probably freeze the meat for a couple weeks first...is there any reason to believe there would be an issue feeding it to her?

    Obviously I wouldn't be feeding or eating the actual tumor [​IMG] and would also not feed meat that looked like the tumor had spread into. But the rest of it?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know that there is anyyhing wrong with eating it, but me personally I wouldn't.
    It jsut gross thinking about eating it. I'd feed it to my dog though.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    No, I would not eat a bird with a tumor.
     
  4. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't eat it OR feed it to my dog. It would defeat the whole idea of the health benefits of the raw diet. That is why most dry kibble brands are such garbage. Ingredients like euthanized animals or animals that died of a sickness. Yuck! It would be more of a waste to pay heavy vet bills for your dog than to just humanely "do in" the rooster...just the humble opinion of someone that worked in a small animal practice. [​IMG]
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    No, I never have and I wouldn't eat it. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't feed raw but if the tumor is cut out and the meat cooked what damage could it cause?

    Cooked cancerous meat won't give you cancer.
     
  7. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The image that just conjured up is not pretty. I might feed it to the hogs, or I might burn it. Depends on what the tumor looked like when I dissected it.... I mean... I would HAVE to look lol!
     
  8. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    Quote:So what you're saying is that feeding a bird that died from a tumor would pass the cancer to the dog eating it...hence the "heavy vet bill" comment?

    Wondering if the meat from that chicken is any worse than the meat you buy at the store filled with hormones and who knows what else. Unless of course you are swimming in meat birds, pigs, cows, or money to buy organic that is...
     
  9. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:But it can give you other sickness. Even so, I am not a fan of cleaning up vomit/diarrhea. Why chance it. I wouldn't feed it to my kids therefore I wouldn't feed it to my fur-kids.[​IMG]
     
  10. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Quote:But it can give you other sickness. Even so, I am not a fan of cleaning up vomit/diarrhea. Why chance it. I wouldn't feed it to my kids therefore I wouldn't feed it to my fur-kids.[​IMG]

    As I said, I'd cut out the tumor. But, for the sake of knowing...what other sickness would it cause?
     

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