Is this drake safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by NCFF, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. NCFF

    NCFF Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a drake with prolapsed penis. Drake has had condition for 1 week. Is bird safe for human consumption or should we discard carcass?
    I know this is possibly treatable. We are starting a breeding operation and have no interest in using this bird.

    p.s I had posted in "Ducks", did not see there was a section for meat birds
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I would eat it unless there is some kind of infection along with the condition.
     
  3. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually recommended (Holderread) that you cull drakes with the condition in this manner rather than treating it if you are running a breeding program. For 1.) It's a high race of recurrence once it's happened before, and 2.)It could be due to a hereditary condition or weakness.
     
  4. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would certainly eat him. Not to do so would be wasteful.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If there is no systemic infection and he appears to be in good health otherwise, eat him.
     
  6. NCFF

    NCFF Out Of The Brooder

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    This will be my first time, figured it might take me a while so I was going to wait till the weekend.
    Drake seams to be running around doing ducky things, not to happy because he is in solitary.


    Thank-you for the replies
    ~Nor Cal Future Farmer

    " My livestock only has one bad day"
     

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