Injured meat chicken

May 13, 2018
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I have a meat bird that somehow sliced a spot on her head. It isn’t super deep but does have a little bit of a flap. It caught my eye because of the dried blood on her head. I pulled her out of the tractor, cleaned it best I could and put triple antibiotic ointment on the wound. Someone told me that I have now medicated her and she will not be able to be processed for at least 30 days. Is this true?

I have an appointment with a processor in 11 days. If she is healthy and has healed can she be processed?
 

Cyprus

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Yes, if she is healthy and healed she can be processed.
The head gets cut off, anyway.
 
May 13, 2018
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Thank you! I was starting to panic. I have her separated and in a dog crate in my garage so I can monitor her. If she starts acting sick, I will just cull her, but if I can get her healthy, I would would prefer not to lose out on the meat. Not to mention all the time and effort I have in them.
 

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