just wondering on that, it hit me while grilling and now that i think about it, it's a dumb question. I mean, i filet fresh caught fish and then throw them on to cook and have done so with rabbit before too, so it's probably the same with chickens. Though whenever I feed raw to my dog i am always recommended to freeze for up to 48 hours first (for fish at least.) to kill off parasites, though again that probably has to do with raw. Still, figured I'd post it, someone else might wonder the same thing when they first get into processing their own foods. lol.