Are lungs safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tulie13, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the butchering stickie and it talks about "be sure to remove the lungs". Also, a buddy told me to remove them, but couldn't tell me why other than "they're not meat". [​IMG]

    Are lungs bad to eat? Risky? I read another thread about chickens with Coryza being OK to eat as long as you are careful about getting all the lung tissue out. I'm guessing because of disease - but if the chickens are healthy, does that mean that it's OK to eat the lungs?

    Also, are they any good? [​IMG]
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    You remove them for aesthetic reasons not because they are dangerous or harmful.
     
  3. jus1jack

    jus1jack Critically Endangered

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    Good question. IDK but I know they are hard to remove without a lung remover tool.
     
  4. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have small hands - I did pretty good on them, good enough to have some fairly intact lungs that I might want to eat! [​IMG] Assuming they aren't BAD, either health/risk-wise or if they are just plain yucky... [​IMG]
     
  5. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lungs... combs... gross!
     
  6. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Quote:I've not had any problem just prying them out with a gloved finger, scraping them from between the ribs, I can usually get them out in one piece. I don't eat them, but the layers who circle the cutting table like feathered sharks love to gobble them up!
     
  7. jus1jack

    jus1jack Critically Endangered

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    Guess my hand is to big.
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I felt like gagging when i read the tittle to this post....
    sorry no help [​IMG]
     
  9. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Well people eat the livers, hearts, gizzards, feet, combs, and even unlaid eggs so I can't see why you can't eat the lungs but umm sorry I can't eat any of the things that I just mentioned. [​IMG]
     
  10. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the livers, but I'm not a big gizzard or heart fan - the meat is too tough for my taste. The lungs seem very soft, I'll give it a try and let you know...
     

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