Question about culling due to respiratory illness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by krickets, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. krickets

    krickets Out Of The Brooder

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    If one chose to cull a bird that was showing symptoms of a respiratory illness, would the bird's meat then be safe to eat? If it wasn't treated with antibiotics (which I think would survive being cooked), but only had a runny nose and eyes, would the virus or bacteria that caused the symptoms then be killed when the meat is cooked?
    Just curious.
     
  2. krickets

    krickets Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm considering that this question might be more appropriate in the Managing Your Flock forum, anyone else think so?
     
  3. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, I think the bacteria probably would be killed during the cook time but I personally would not eat a sick chicken. I wouldn't want to take that chance.
     
  4. krickets

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    Bumping to see if anyone has any other opinions?
     

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