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Can you tell me why my Cornish Meat bird died?

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I'm new to this, this is the first time I've had chickens etc...

A few days ago my son tripped over a feed bag and landes square on one of my Cornish Meat birds... It flopped around for a little while, threw up and then got up and tried to walk but couldn't very well... Eventually it seemed to be doing better so I thought maybe it was OK...

I wasn't surprised when I saw a bird dead in the coop in the morning... But I was surprised that a second bird died later that afternoon...

When I inspected the bird I found a prominent green mark that looks like a bruise on its hip... (I'll try to upload a picture...)

Anyone seen this before? Would it be safe to eat? Are my other birds in the same coop in danger?

Help!
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Meat birds get big but their bones are no stronger then any other hen. Most likely your birds simply never recovered. I cannot say what cause the other to die, no marks? No you should not eat them. I forget the amount of time considered safe to butcher after death, but you are well past it. Also without knowing exactly what killed the second I wouldn't trust it
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