OK to eat roo with injured leg?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by UrbanEnthusiast, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. UrbanEnthusiast

    UrbanEnthusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2012
    Port Orford, Oregon
    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?
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    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.
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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 [​IMG]

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