A hawk just killed one of my hens that was free ranging - I came on the scene just after her head had been removed. Now what?! As sad as I am, I'd like to eat her. I've got her hanging upside down over my compost and hopefully the blood is draining, but how do I know when that is complete? Being new to chickens, I've only read briefly about killing meat birds - never thinking that would apply to me. Is it okay to eat a layer? How long before I need to pluck and complete the job? I need some advice.