Ascites

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rmelvin23, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. rmelvin23

    rmelvin23 Out Of The Brooder

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    How would I know if my jumbo cornish x have ascites? The look fine, except that they are ugly. If they did have, could they still be eaten? Thanks
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yes, but you'd know because the bird will have a huge abdomen, the breast meat would start to atrophy away, and the face and body would turn purplish in the later stages.
     
  3. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
    Quote:When 2 of mine went down on their legs it seemed to be due to that . I processed one the day she went down and the meat was great .
     

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