1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

are my chicken livers ok to eat?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tzigane, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. tzigane

    tzigane New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 25, 2011
    I've started processing my cornish X (10 weeks old) and noticed that all their livers have darker red spots and stains on them. Just one of them had a really pale squishy liver that didn't hold together it was obviously sick, so I threw that one out without really wondering if it was still good ...hopefully that bird will still be ok to eat. When I processed a few birds a couple weeks ago all their livers where all unicolored and looked really healty and where really tasty too!! Are these darker spots normal? can I still eat these livers?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    22,035
    618
    448
    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Did you take any pics of them?
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,194
    28
    211
    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Quote:No it's not normal. I have processed many birds and have never seen a spotted liver. Can you eat them? not sure about that. I know I wouldn't because I get enough that I could afford to discard.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by