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mites and/or lice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ouromom, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. ouromom

    ouromom New Egg

    Nov 6, 2012
    I had some hens that had their shoulders and wings plucked down to the skin and thought it was the other hens but after doing some research I now believe they were over-preening due to mites. I butchered the ones I thought had been picked on. Is their meat ok to use or should I just throw it out?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    The meat is fine unless you used some type of medication to cure the mite/lice problem; which I would assume you haven't. Even then, after a allotted time odds are it'd still be fine to eat.

    God bless,

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