Would you eat an egg-bound hen?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by themagicash, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. themagicash

    themagicash Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a brand new layer who seems to be egg bound. I have done everything I can to try to get that egg out and help her but nothing is working. I do plan to cull her - but should we eat her too? Could the fluid in her abdomen make her unhealthy to eat? She is only a leghorn so there wont be much meat anyway. She only ever laid one egg and then became egg bound, poor thing.
     
  2. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that! [​IMG]

    We eat any poultry with physical ailments like this, but not if there's any chance of disease. "If in doubt, throw it out."
     
  3. justus5

    justus5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure eat her
     

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