Around 4 pm on Christmas my 12 week old barred rock hen was killed by a hawk. I got there just in time to scare him off but he was headless, officially dead. I put the carcass in a bucket after making sure the rest of the flock was safe (they were out foraging). The hawk followed me as I carried the chickens back to the coop. I don't know if that was my best plan of attack but it was my first loss to a hawk and I wasn't sure what to do. So now the carcass has been in the bucket for a day and a half while I've been researching whether or not it's safe to eat. It's been below freezing outside so it's been preserved but now it's frozen. One thing I did not do was let it bleed out. I'm thinking a salty ice water bath might solve that but can I do that with the feathers on? This will be my first time trying to clean a bird so any advice would be greatly appreciated!