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Butchering Coturnix and black abdomen

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Tabasco Jack, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm culling some layers before winter and some of the hens have a black, discolored abdomen. It's just hens, no roos have this. I've spent a couple of hours already searching for images or descriptions here on BYC and the web and haven't found anything yet.
    These are about 6 months old, pen raised. About a month ago I switched to Natures Best organic turkey feed.
    These birds are not showing any outward signs of being sick. The vent was not extended before skinning.

    Any thoughts?
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  2. quail arizona

    quail arizona Out Of The Brooder

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    Igbo dove hunting and saw this in a dove breast once
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old were the birds?
     
  4. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months
     

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