This is my first season with meat birds and I'm on my second batch now. I've lost one in each batch but it seems like that normal in looking at BYC. I found one bird (Cornish X) to be a bit sluggish last night and this morning was clearly not well. I immediately processed the bird as normal. When I opened the body cavity there was a lot of yellowish liquid and the liver was not normal(lumpy and discolored is the best way I can describe it). Other than these rather alarming things the rest of the intestines and the bird seemed totally normal.
1. Is it safe to eat? I really hate to waste it.
2. Is it something that the other birds may end up with?
3. Is there any way to avoid things like this or is just the way it goes with the Cornish X?
I hope to try some freedom rangers in the future, any opinions on that?