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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bugdoodle06, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. bugdoodle06

    bugdoodle06 Out Of The Brooder

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    We finally finished butchering our last 6 Cornish x's this morning and we came across a problem I have never seen before.
    When we cut them in half to freeze, one had a small strip of meat in the breast that was GREEN!
    We ended up throwing him in the burn barrel and washed everything down with bleach before we processed the rest.
    They were about 14 weeks old. Has anybody ever seen this? what is it?
    YUK!
     
  2. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    I'm no pro, but someone else mentioned that as being a side effect of letting cornish grow too old. They called it 'green tenders', saying it's supposed to be safe to eat, but that sie never does. Oh, and I looked for it online and was unable to find any information.

    See how much attention I pay? I never even ordered my chicks yet and I've already been able to answer some questions! [​IMG]
     
  3. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    Yes, that's the thread I heard about it on, but I'd really like a little extra information...
     
  5. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yuck!
     
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    14 weeks? Yikes!!.

    The meat can't be bad if the bird was alive and healthy.

    When you process, especially older birds and turkeys, you have
    to be careful not to rupture the gallbladder. It contains green
    bile that stains meat.

    If it was me I just would have cut the green off and moved on.
    No worries.
     
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wierd and ickkkkky for sure yuck but hey its food
     
  9. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being ever frugal, I'd have fed the meat to the dogs and moved on.
     
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I had a Freedom Ranger that I butchered at 9 weeks that had a green wing. We cut it off and the rest was fine. We thought maybe it was due to an injury after we chopped its head off because it was really flapping. Definitely better safe than sorry.
     

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