Raccoon bitten chicken: still edible?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by XilverAngel, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I'm not sure where to ask... we lost one of our pullets today to a raccoon... if the body was left intact, could it still be edible? If it is, how would we cook it?
     
  2. FarmerRob

    FarmerRob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ARE YOU SERIOUS?????

    What diseases did the racoon have? What vile germs were in it's mouth? Did it have rabies? I am sure someone will come along here and say that it is OK if you just cook it enough, however, I do not think I could ever cook it enough to make me feel safe eating that or feeding it to my family. Maybe the dog gets this one. Dogs have an iron constitution--they can handle stuff that would kill, or at least make a person sick.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    First no way to tell by looking at the raccoon can you tell if it was rabit......rabies are spread by bite.......LEt JUST SAID NO WAY IN HELL ,NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS......
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I agree, I wouldn't risk it.
     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I would pass. Might be silly but I would rather eat a store bought factory chicken than a coon munched one. I might if we were starving,but I would boil the heck out of it. Chances are it is no less infected than the factory chickens we buy at the store.
     
  6. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of you come off as a little rude was that really needed they just wanted to know if they should not waste it. It was a a fair question. I personally wouldnt eat it though it may have contracted something as a rule of thumb if any of my animals die i just throw them out rather then taking a chance on eating them.
     
  7. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Y'all say not to eat the chicken, that the raccoon killed. LOL... The funny part is, my dad would just eat the Raccoon too, and not think anything of it. [​IMG] Seen him do it, he's a true hillbilly.
     
  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Didn't mean to come off rude.......but with racoons ,they are known carriers of rabies.......deadly.....just not worth the risk , no matter what anyone would say.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Personally, I wouldn't eat it, either. It may be just fine, but.... It's just the idea. [​IMG] I also don't eat chickens that have been sick or look funny once we cut them open.
     
  10. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pesty coon that raids my veggie garden in the night. Sometimes he will bite into a vegie but not take it away or really eat it. I don't ever take the chance and just throw them away. I don't even put them into the compost bin. I am probably worrying too much but with the diseases they carry I think it's better to be safe than sorry [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Sorry for your loss [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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