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Raccoon ripped off skin under wing...Can we eat it still?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by augustmomx2, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I live in an urban/suburban setting, however, we still have raccoons. Pretty sure one got a 7wk old cx roo last night and ripped a portion of his skin off. Its removed right under the wing, and kind of "flapping" if you will [​IMG] Anyways, I usually send my meaties to be processed by an amish family, but now I'm obviously going to have to process the chicken myself. Is the meat okay to eat? Since it just happened, I don't see any signs of infection and have separated him from the rest of the bunch in a clean area. Just want to verify this is a good idea before I go thru with the processing and its something we shouldn't be eating. Thanks!!
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I wouldn't eat it because Raccoons can have rabies and even though the bird isn't susceptible I wouldn't risk it. just my two cents
  3. bigshawn

    bigshawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
  4. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Thanks guys...time to put the poor thing out of his misery [​IMG] So close to butcher time too... [​IMG]
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:And distemper. I think there are a bunch of other nasties that I can't remember.
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    plus they use their dirty little grubbers to rummage through garbage and the sewers all night

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