Is this one good to eat or is it gonna be '' throw away right NOW " ! ?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by strangeanimal, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. strangeanimal

    strangeanimal Songster

    Mar 21, 2017
    Hi Dear BYC'ers !

    My badluck with the remaining animals of a large flock is something I would like to turn into a luck on a bad luck , as much as possible .
    Meaning : All my birds either died on their own or had to be culled due the very common desease CRD , chronic respitory desease , well , debating this has no use at all but it is almost never just CRD alone , they are snotty , blow bells out of their noses , caugh , sneeze and have diahria , and the list of symptoms goes on ofcourse . Now , first of all , for all farmers and hobbyists , I first like to say a few words to you :
    could you prevent this ? No , not even if they had their injections , if one has it , they do not show immediate symptoms so now if your entire flock has it , no it is NOT your fault ! Not even with a '' cure " , what were you going to do with the animals that got a cure ? they became carriers of the desease anyway , so is there still a life for them if you want to put new hens with them or have babychicks ? I am not going to discuss that but in my opinion the answer is a big NO...

    So here I have my question that have to do with this topic ( I did not randomly pick a topic ;-) ) .
    Ok , these birds have all kinds of illnesses on them and are in pain , I have already culled a lot of them after they have been given a cure of antibiotics ( baytril 20 + another cure about a few weeks after ) , now few of these are again sevearly ill , some just a bit but all together : this flock is lost .
    So now I like to know the following : can I eat these birds now their cure is ' out of their blood ' ??
    Does it have to be one that is not showing bubbles out of the nose or can you eat any bird ?
    In industries there are tons of sick birds we still have ending up on our plates and I assumed that if you have them culled and they are undone of their blood they are just meat to eat right ? Or do I make a mistake here ? Thing is I'm done watching them suffer and also done spending money on them while there is no more future for these birds . The time and efforts I did spend on them are that high I took days of .
    Can I make from this sad case still a somewhat good one ? by using them as meatbirds ? If so , are there any things I need to do extra or special / different then when I cull an old grandma for the freezer ? And if they would have salmonella or any other deseases , is it gone once they are drained ?? or is it only gone once heaten up ( cooked , baked , roasted ) and do I need to preserve them apart in the freezer or can they be put together with other meat ?
    Sorry for lots of questions but I am done looking at a flock that looks like a dark cloud yet I like to take something good out of this situation , besides lessons then !
    I d like to thank you in advance ...
    Kind regards out of BE
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I'm sorry you are having trouble.

    Hopefully others will chime in, but IMHO it's best to cut your losses and dispose/bury/burn the birds.
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  3. strangeanimal

    strangeanimal Songster

    Mar 21, 2017
    Hmm , I already tought so actually but wasn't sure because some (really ) eat just any birds they find a bit ' off ' , no matter what the matter exactly is so I figuered , this is a sad case really hurting me too , yet I have my birds for dual purposes , always used some for their meat too but those were healthy chickens ofcourse , usually old ones or one that didn't lay much anymore or sometimes just the fews I bred especially with that purpose ... these were not with any other purpose rather than eggs due their young ages and also I needed to keep the breed I'm talking about a little bit out of minority due lack of defense in their characters but I guess eating them wouln't be an option , they honestly do not seem tasty right now either ;-) ... But you know sad cases you have been putting money , time , energy , hope in you still wanna have ending up nor bad nor good ...
    Thanks for the reply ( yeah actually i am mourning the losses due they were with so many and you know some of those were like real hughbirds etc pfff :) sad but it is what it is and happens to anyone once in a while , the most of them atleast had a quite long and good life where I already find a little bit of solice in ... )

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