Sick Birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Orpstralope, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

    Oct 11, 2009
    So I purchased some hens with s a sickness I call the "chicken cold", runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and gasping. Can I eat these chickens? I dont want them to suffer and I know if i do it the right way they won't but can I eat a sick chick?

  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Not sure... Here's a bump!
  3. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Personally, I wouldn't. But, the likelihood that you'd get sick from the meat is very low, as long as you cook it thouroughly. You could always give them a week or so and see what happens. Chickens aren't known for their long, drawn out illnesses. Usually if they're really sick, they die pretty quickly.

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