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Old 05-13-2007, 08:30 PM
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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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Old 05-13-2007, 08:49 PM
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You wouldn't feed it? No, I wouldn't

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! Can and May..... are two different things.

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. Why would you think wild game with a known cause of death would be comparable to feeding a dead chicken with unknown cause of death after lying around in a feed sack for who knows how long. Why would you think a chicken raised among many other chickens in a cage be healthier than a wild animal? I would like to see where those "facts" came from.

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.
Maybe a risk is just not worth saving a couple bucks. To the dog or the human with his hands gutting it.
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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Old 05-13-2007, 09:04 PM
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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.
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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Old 05-13-2007, 10:17 PM
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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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Old 05-14-2007, 01:58 AM
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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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Old 05-14-2007, 02:06 AM
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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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