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someone gave me a freshly killed chicken..

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by agnes_day, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    my landlady's dog killed one of her hens, so she gave it to me..is it safe to eat? its only been dead for an hour or so out in the cold but i want to be sure.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I remember my granny making a stew from a chicken that got freshly killed in a hawk attack . But others that were killed also ended up cooked and served to the barncats and dogs.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Clean it well, brine it in a little salted water for 24 hours and enjoy a nice chicken dinner.

    Had the chicken died of unknown causes/illness it is a huge no! don't eat it.

    This onhe should be fine.
     
  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    oh good! we eat a lot of roasted chicken here, so this should do nicely [​IMG]
    luckily i have found a zillion different resources on the internet on how to butcher it so it will definitely be good practice for next spring i think.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it is older than 12 weeks you will want to stew it.
     
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    MissPrissy - That is good to know. So I had thought 18 weeks. But the last one's we ate were a little tough.
     
  7. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    oh ok..glad you said that!
    well, chicken stew is always good [​IMG] or chicken and dumplings..luckily i have a bunch of root vegetables that would go good with it.
     
  8. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
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    my landlady is an idiot.
    they brought it over...it had been sitting in an ice chest with no ice in the sun for 4 hours! it wasnt freshly killed at all!
    it smelled..well, like you would expect a dead animal that had been sitting in a closed box for a few hours in the sun.
    they still insist that its edible.
    ill pass.
     
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  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are up for a little fun, do this..

    cook up a different, properly butchered chicken .. Then invite your landlady over for "her" chicken dinner.. see if she comes.
    why not?? her chicken was perfectly eatable, right?? LOL

    I'll bet it is a no show..
     
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    oklahoma
    oh i want to! i could've died when the smell hit me.
     

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