I can't find the answer to my question, so please forgive me if it has been answered before. My husband had a friend process our roosters for us. When we got the carcasses, they were on ice, but several smelled smokey and the meat looked partially cooked - like they had been left a little too long in the hot water before plucking or set on or near a fire. When we processed, I just skinned the birds since I had no way of keeping water hot enough for plucking. Are these OK to cook and eat, or do I have to throw them away? We processed some of our birds before this, but ran into problems processing in our back yard (mainly Daughter did not want grandkids 3 & 6yrs to see the killing and processing - they live with us and most likely would try to imitate the procedure, or they would have nightmares - or both). I will lose 8 birds if I toss them, but my family's health is more important to me than the meat. If not good for people, can I feed them to the dog? I think I will do all my own processing from now on. Thank you for your advice.