I look as if i killed someone! the looks i been getting!

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  1. hedwig

    hedwig New Member

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    today i noticed an old feed sack in the middle of the floor at work so i tried to move it and it had something heavy in it!

    my boss had put a dead cockrell in it. he found it dead before shutting them up last night. it was only young around 4 monthes i think but nice sized but no idea how it died.

    but rather then waste a nice meaty free range cock bird i asked to take it home for my dog! i got it home, plucked it! which took forever and gutted it and stuff and by the time i had butchered it i was covered in gross stuff! so thats around 3 days worth of chicken for him! for free!

    i tried to give him the insides but he didnt eat it. thats the only thing along with the head that i wasted. good huh!

    but i forgot i was wearing my gross clothes and took the dog for a long walk and people gave me A VERY WIDE BIRTH!

    go figure! its a chicken not human blood! oops.

    MANIAC LOOSE< COVERED IN BLOOD! SHOOT TO KILL! :lol-sign:
     
  2. Julie

    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    No idea how it died? Laying around? I don't think I would feed that to my dogs.:)
     
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    some animals just die without reason. it happened before with other animals i worked with.

    it should be ok xxx
     
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    Avian flu. ;)
     
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    I'm no expert but to be honest I wouldn't have wanted to feed a young bird I just found while I had no knowledge of how it died suddenly, either.
     
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    I'd definately just throw it out..

    I wouldn't risk feeding it to my pup :)
     
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    i checked its crop and stomach contents and it was all fine. it hadent eaten anything nasty and he was in tiptop nick. no injurys or nothing wrong with his insides.

    i raised him from a chick and have watched him grow and he was fine. its just something that happens sometimes. i will definatly keep an eye on my dog and feed a little to start with to make sure its safe.

    i was temted to eat him myself lol
     
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    shazbot not so newby

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    But how can you tell if it didn't die from some disease? You can't tell that from looking at the insides...I wouldn't feed some thing that died from unknown causes to my pups either...
     
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    everything dies for a reason...

    I wouldn't feed it either -- "rather safe than sorry" ;)
     
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    I would never feed it to my dogs =/

    If you don't know how it died, and it was sitting out... plus, how long was it sitting out and dead for?

    I would rather spend my money on a healthy chicken rather then a young, dead chicken.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    You wouldn't feed it?

    My dog eats cat ****! She will wolf down left over food she finds lying about places we walk, she drinks out of puddles, she drinks out of MANKY puddles, she will happily eat mackeral which I find unsuitable for human consumption, she WOULD eat rotting meat if she found it out walking - I can guarentee it!

    I don't willingly let her do these things, but these are all things that she CAN do!

    I would have absolutely fed that chicken to her. I know people who will feed wild game to dogs - rabbits etc - no problem. A home raised bird is less likely to carry any diseases than that.

    Not to mention I am yet to hear of a disease which is spread from birds to dogs......... Perhaps someone knows of one they can tell me about.
     
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    Julie Are You Blowing Me Off?

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    Hey it's your choice... All the rest of us just gave opinions... You are responsible for what you feed your dog, or what you let it eat.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I know it was other peoples opinions - just like that was mine. I just wondered why people would not feed a perfectly good chicken, when dogs are built to eat crap. They don't have to (mine doesn't - those things listed are things I have seen her consume though, and I am willing to bet she gets into more crap before her days are done) - but they can.

    It was stated the chicken was found the previous night. I presume people will be about to feed chickens every day, so it's not like it's been there days or weeks!!

    And as for "healthier" I am speaking - parasitically - wild birds are usually crawling with fleas and god knows what, domestic birds are generally more looked after and watched over. I'd put my chances on a domestic bird to be better looked after than a wild bird - maybe not fitter, but fitness counts for nothing when you're attended too and locked away from danger!

    So other than parasites - which chickens can get, but not nearly as much as abroad, our climate just isn't favourable for ticks and such - the only worry is disease, and the chances of a chicken having a disease which can be passed to dogs is slim to none. If there was one, I bet you would KNOW about it, because people feed chicken to dogs, and ourselves.

    It is very rare for diseases to spread between species.

    So there really is slim to no risk in feeding a chicken to a dog.

    God - there are people who scoop up road kill and BBQ it...
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    If a dog came across that chicken on a walk, it'd grab it up and have a nice meal. A day-old dead bird is most likely not going to hurt a scavenger capable of eating disgusting, rotten meat. If it was my chicken I'd just freeze it for awhile before feeding it.. :shrug:

    I'd be less concerned about what's in the meat of a young free-range chicken than what's in the meat of the birds that are factory farmed, grow too fast for their frames and never see daylight.
     
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    i fed them he was fine, went back half hour later and he died. he probably got beaten to death and strangled or something as he was with 4 of his brothers. they have started causing trouble with their dad since so they will be "GOING SOON"
     
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    they are in a chicken shed and get let out dawn till dust and run around freely and was fit and healthy. all of them are!

    he was in the sack for around 5 hours before i took him home because i was working!
     

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