Raccoon bitten chicken: still edible?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by XilverAngel, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately we lost one of our pullets today to a raccoon... is this bird still edible after being mauled by it? Its head and neck was ripped, that's how it died, but the rest of it was left intact..... is it still edible? and if so, how do we cook it?
     
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  2. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I personally would have to leave it alone because of the diseases that coons carry sorry for your loss
     
  3. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? Alright... my dad would like to try and eat it but we're not sure if it's worth it... would it be possible to kill any diseases by thoroughly cooking it?
     
  4. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    like i said that was just my opinion but if your dad thinks cooking it will kill the diseases or anything it may have got by the coon than good luck I do know they carry rabbies so be very careful! if you decide to eat it
     
  5. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do agree with your opinion, and honestly I'm thinking the same thing... I'm not too sure how to cook the thing either, so I doubt we will eat it. Thank you for your response.
     

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