[Sca-cooks] Pigeons (was Magpie)

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Wed Mar 5 10:03:58 PST 2008

Olwen the Odd wrote:

>Dragon, I have been handling road kill wild birds for years and 
>years, everything from turkey buzzards to dove with no ill 
>effects.  I cut their wings off and if it is a big bird I also take 
>the feet.  I have even hit wild birds with my truck and had a nice 
>supper.  Granted, I do not collect anything from the carcass of 
>flying rats (pigeons) in the city mostly because they are so imbred 
>they are sickly or deformed or both.
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I never said it could not be done, I just suggest getting it from 
safer sources. Regardless, there is a level of risk with parasites 
and pathogens.

All of us have our levels of acceptable risk, personally, if I had 
trapped or killed a healthy animal, I wouldn't have that much of a 
problem with it. Road kill, I am not so sure about, and anything that 
might be questionable, I would be very careful in handling it.

Not to mention that the domestically raised pigeon just tends to be 
more tender and tastes better (in my opinion).


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