OK to eat roo with injured leg?

UrbanEnthusiast

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Jul 12, 2012
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Sadly, I have to put down my rooster because he attacked my landlady's small, elderly dog this morning. He started limping a couple weeks ago, probably from one of our older, larger hens who's not too keen on his overtures. It has improved a lot, barely noticeable limp at this point, and I suspect he would have made a full recovery if allowed to live. No sign of infection, but still, I worry. If we're going to kill this guy, it'd be a waste not to eat him if it's safe. Any thoughts?
 

SIMZ

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Sorry about your rooster.

Once he's plucked, check his leg over for any sign of green or off color. I wouldn't hesitate to eat him if I didn't notice anything odd. I might even cut off the leg if I notice discoloration and eat the rest.
 

donrae

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Injured is fine to eat.

Infected is where I'd draw the line, personally. I'm simply not that hungry that I'd risk it, even with well cooked meat.

But just from a little butt-kicking? Eat up
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