Are sea birds edible?
Castaways rarely think about eating birds, but all sea birds are edible (some might be very chewy though). Their meat can be eaten cooked, raw, or dried. If you can't cook the bird, skin it and eat it raw.
Get a little outside your comfort zone and try one of the many varieties of birdflesh that planet Earth has to offer.
- Goose. Geese look just as majestic on the plate. [
- Cornish Game Hen. Cornish game hens are neither game birds, nor always hens.
- Guineafowl (Guinea Hen)
- Pigeon (Squab)
- If you do feed bread to your birds, be sure that it is not moldy, as some bread molds are toxic to birds. Also, do not put out more than the birds will eat, as it will mold quickly. On the other hand, neither birds nor people do well on a diet of just bread and water. They need a balanced diet.
- However, there's a good reason not to eat robin pie today — the birds, like many other small backyard avian species, are protected under the Migratory Bird Act. But there's no excuse for the other dishes falling out of favor, other than that of changing tastes.
- The eggs are traditionally eaten hard-boiled, with celery salt, but as they have become increasingly fashionable, so chefs have experimented more with them. Emmanuel Landré, manager at the restaurant, said: "At the beginning, many people are alarmed to be eating seagulls' eggs. It is not something you expect to eat.
So, all bird eggs are edible (except perhaps those of the wild Pitoui and Ifrita.) They are edible at any stage of development, and in some cultures incubated duck eggs are a delicacy called balut. They are not cooked but eaten raw, developing feathers, entrails and all.
- In modern commercial poultry the chicken eggs we eat are unfertilized. As a matter of fact birds do not have a strict "internal fertilization'. The poultry hens donot have the males around and some of the egg laying breeds may be sterile. The traditional farmyard hens maintained with cocks yield fertilized eggs.
- Happy healthy chickens lay such yummy eggs.) So, based on that, I'm guessing that wild ostrich eggs might well taste different, but that commercially raised ostrich eggs are likely to taste a lot like your average commercially raised chicken egg. Kind of blandly eggy.
- So, if Pigeons were traditionally kept for egg production, and if Pigeon eggs are now still considered to be a delicacy in Asian cultures, it stands to reason that Pigeon eggs are not only edible, but WE are the weird ones for having to ask if they are safe to eat!
List of domesticated meat animals
- Bovines: American bison. Carabao. Cattle. Water buffalo. Domesticated yak.
- Camelids: Alpaca. Llama. Camel.
- Canids: Dog. Kurī (extinct) Poi dog (extinct) Nureongi. Xoloitzcuintle.
- Caprae (goats) Domestic goat.
- Felidae: Domestic cat.
- Equines: Donkey. Horse.
- Lagomorphs: Rabbit. Hare.
- Marsupials: Kangaroo.
- Groundhogs seem to carry no life-threatening diseases to humans. Just because they're safe to eat doesn't mean they taste good but apparently they do. and tender." Elsewhere, people describe the groundhog as tasting similar to squirrel or rabbit.
- The only feathered beast I would recommend that you avoid is the vulture. Its diet (rotten meat) leaves it tasting like its meals and keeps it pumped full of the worst bacteria. It's a bad sign that nothing eats a dead buzzard--not even other buzzards.
- Not one to hunt simply for pleasure, I only hunt animals I can eat. Many people dismiss squirrels as edible game, referring to them as tree rats that are unfit to dine on. Cleaned and prepared properly (southern fried is the best in my opinion), squirrel meat is a tasty addition to any diet.
Updated: 25th November 2019