would you eat a hen with a dirty bottom?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by City Chicken, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, i am thinking about processing one of my hens who always has a dirty bottom. i THINK it is because she lays really big eggs and is um, perhaps a bit 'slack' (prolapse?). her poo is normal, no diarreah, has been like this for a long time and is the only one.
    she grosses me out though to look at her... so i'm thinking about processing her with the meat birds. would you eat a dirty bottomed chicken with no other signs of illness?

    i have never de-wormed FYI.. but also have never seen signs and no other chickens have it.
     
  2. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what you mean by dirty bottom, does she just have poo stuck to her feathers? If so I would still eat her. I mean cornish x are always filthy by the time they reach slaughter weight because they just sit in their poop and we still eat them.
     
  3. City Chicken

    City Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, poo on feathers. it's a mature RIR- heavy bird! not a C-X. probably make a great crock potting hen!
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet she will be tasty!
     

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