Breast blister

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Cardoza Farms, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms New Egg

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    I processed one of my bronze breasted turkeys yesterday, I let him get way too big after cleaning and plucking he's about 40 pounds. I noticed that he had a breast blister the size of an egg yolk, I cut it out and rinsed it out well; should this bird be ok to eat still? I have never come across this problem with birds before. Thanks
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I personally wouldn't have a problem cutting that part out and eating the rest.
     
  3. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, actually, breast blisters make the meat poisonous, Yeah. So you need to give that turkey to me for proper disposal. [​IMG]

    Heavy birds develop breast blisters on pressure points, so think of it like a weird callous. There is nothing wrong with your turkey, and I am sure he will be delicious.
     
  4. donrae

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  5. Cardoza Farms

    Cardoza Farms New Egg

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    Thank you everybody? Next year I'm going to proccess the turkeys a lot earlier. Seems like them suckers grew overnight....
     
  6. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talk about leftovers.....unless you are feeding a small army.[​IMG]
     

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