Marek's: Can I eat the culls???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rathbone, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Rathbone

    Rathbone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help please. I am forced to cull because of Marek's. Does anyone know if I can eat the culls? I don't want to get some wierd disease from eating diseased chickens.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I wouldn't, but that's me. I wouldn't eat any animal that isn't healthy.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yeah that's a tough one............... for me I say no but I am not in that much need and the fear of what I don't know far outweighs my hunger. I bet you could find some who do or have but I am not in that group.
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I looked it up and it says its fine. Mareks isn't transferrable to humans.
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I really wouldn't. [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Where did you get your info ?? I was going to guess that due to the fact Mereks is neurologicaly based. interesting. but then again one must be sure it is definitely mereks.
     
  8. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X A Million , It Might Be Ok. But i Would NOT Eat it. " but thats me " : )
     
  9. Sucker#1

    Sucker#1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm with the crowd on this one. When in doubts throw it out!
     
  10. Rathbone

    Rathbone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am still unsure as to how I will proceed. This question is a very important one to me though. I have young roos that still have not presented with any signs of Mareks - and now I have been unsure as to whether to go ahead and butcher and eat them...also, the two roos I butchered and already ate before I realized I had an illness in my flock...well, you get where I am going with this.
     

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