Need advice on processing first chickens

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  1. NicholasJ

    NicholasJ New Egg

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    Hi! This is my first time posting. I've been raising chickens for about three months now. With winter coming I'm thinning out my flock. To begin, I sacluded 8 chickens and two ducks. I went out second morning and found one dead and another badly injured. I made it through 4 chickens before calling it a day. With this being my first time I understand it took longer than I thought. Went out today, third day and finished scolding first chicken. I found open wounds down the back and legs. Wings were really bad. I also noticed rigamortice set in very quickly and inside almost seemed dry. First...is this safe to eat for humans? If not what about dogs? I obviously feel like I've done something wrong. Yes, I did have water available, no food. Should I let the remaining loose, regroup and try again. Any information would by very helpful. Thank you.
    Nick
     
  2. Amina

    Amina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think injured your birds? Does it seem like they were fighting amongst themselves, or did a predator get to them, etc? I am no expert on this by any means, but I think the answer depends on what caused the injuries, and maybe on how long they were injured before processing.

    You would probably get better answers by posting this in the meat birds section.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. NicholasJ

    NicholasJ New Egg

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    Ok, I'll try that. Thank you
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on posting your questions in the Meat bird section of the forums.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely post this in our Meat Birds section for more help. Welcome to the flock!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
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