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Old 11-01-2009, 01:50 PM
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There are alot of robins around my house latly and I was wondering if it is safe to eat robins? And if it is safe how should I cook them?
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Pretty much all birds are edible. You may want to rethink eating robins at the moment. They are song birds and have federal and likely state protection from hunting.

I Don't think that federal prision time is worth eating a song bird.

If you want to try some urban hunting, go after feral rock doves (pigeons). At least here in TX there is no closed season and no bag limits.

Ditto for rabbits and in many counties squirrels are not regulated either.

Domestic ducks and domestic geese are fair game as well.

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Pretty much all birds are edible. You may want to rethink eating robins at them moment. They are song birds and have federal and likely state protection from hunting.

Don't think that federal prision time is worth eating a song bird.

If you want to try some urban hunting, go after feral rock doves (pigeons). At least here in TX there is no closed season and no bag limits.

Ditto for rabbits and in many counties squirrels are not regulated either.

Domestic ducks and domestic geese are fair game as well.
What about after post SHTF?
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I would eat just about anything before I would eat a Robin, even post-EOTWAWKI. Not enough meat on them to bother with.

Besides, I don't fancy looking out around the bars because of what I ate for dinner.
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What about after post SHTF?
Post shtf... I'll eat what I want. ;-)
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Talking in a post SHTF situation, is it safe to eat robins yay or nay?
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Pigeons..


As for robins,.. illegal to hunt, but nothing I've read so far says they aren't edible.
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Assuming there was no law against eating a robin, the answer to your question is "Yes, it is safe to eat a robin".
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you could eat em,it'd take a few for a meal though.
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..the beaks make good toothpicks.
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Robins are a meat eater, yes they would be safe. Most people who eat pigeons or doves take the breast meat only, in a hungry position you could eat just like a chicken...never ate robin, but have doves and pigeons(passenger type)
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One of the things noted by an American woman in war torn europe and england during the war, was the total absent of birds of any type including song birds.

They were trapped and eaten.

The human animal can eat about anything. Look at the Chinese or other asiaian people, you might think they eat stuff that would make you sick but that is not the case.

starving people eat, not only plants and aminals and insects, but other humans as well.

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I am surprize some Coon-ass from Lake Charles, has not chime'd in on this one. Yes you can eat Robins. There not that different from a Dove. I had a friend that told a tale of eating them and it was tasty. This local back in the swamps fellow that he would hunt with fixed him a Robbin pie. Prepared it just like Chicken Pot Pie. I did'nt know that it was illegal. Even if it's not your State Bird?
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As far as I know, all North American song birds are edible.

I can attest to the tastiness of Orioles.

It wasn't illegal for me to eat it, as I was in Guatemala at the time.

Orioles winter down there and the natives hunt and eat them.

They have a very sweet gamey taste, much like wild quail.

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rumor has it that seagulls are pretty nasty.
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Eat ,you may become part of the food chain.
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