Predator attack... still safe to eat???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Pampered Chicken, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Pampered Chicken

    Pampered Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it grabbed it by the wing and it's ripped open by the wing with the bone sticking out. Can it still be eaten?
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    I wont eat what we dont kill or a bird that has to be culled for sickness!
     
  3. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
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    I would be concerned about what attacked it.

    How would you know that animal did not have something and transfer it to the chicken in the attack?

    I would be concerned.
     
  4. Pampered Chicken

    Pampered Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought I just wanted to get other opinions.
     
  5. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Usually my rule of thumb is if I.don't kill it myself, I don't eat it.
     
  6. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on what predator is was it could be full of infection or toxins it's mouth or talons.

    I would have to recommend to NOT eat it. But that's just my opinion.

    Sorry for you loss. [​IMG]
     
  7. Pampered Chicken

    Pampered Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an addition the chicken is still alive he is not dead. I'm trying to find someone to kill him now.
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:why dont you cull him? If you want you can just chop the head like you were butching him for eating. Its more messy but quick and easy
     
  9. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would only eat a bird if it was still alive after the attack and I knew what did it. Even then, you lose a lot. I butchered a couple of weeks ago after a dog attack. I ended up throwing away a lot, due to puncture wounds that I didn't even see until they were plucked.
     

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