So I just had to kill my sweet Barred Rock, Ethel, after she showed up with major wounds. I'm pretty sure one of my dogs did it (totally my fault, I knew they'd been overly interested in her in particular). But I decided her death would not be for nothing and decided to butcher her for the meat. So first I gave her 12 ml of scotch via syringe down her throat (I thought that I'd rather be drunk and unaware if someone was going to slit my throat). Then cut both carotid arteries and sat with her while she died, she was pretty quiet throughout. I then skinned and gutted her. It was definitely the right choice to end it, as she was very badly injured. Now my questions, she has some fairly extensive bruising from some of the bite wounds. Will this ruin the meat? Also her crop was torn (I don't know if I did it or the dogs), would this contaminate the meat? I washed the carcass well, but since I wasn't prepared to do it, I don't know I did it in the best way. I don't know how long she was injured for (with lots of open wounds) but it wasn't more than 5 hours.