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Chicken- topsy Culled Silkie BLACK insides?? (not emergency or...)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laskaland, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Okay, so not sure where to put this, please MOD move it if it needs to be moved.

    Two weeks or more ago, I culled 6 of 7 Silkies b/c they had MS/MG CRD or something of the like. I purchased them as eggs, hatched them in September from ebay eggs and this group were the only ones to get ill. I did everything right- seperated them, treated them, but the gook came back, so I culled them, knowing they would be carriers and their eggs would be worthless as the last thing I would ever want to do is spread illness of any sort...

    That said... My husband said he burned the carcasses after he did the deed (I hate blood). Today (like 2 weeks later) The dog comes up to the house with a carcass in her mouth. The insides were BLACK. OMG! Is that normal for Silkies? BLACK innards? It was a partridge Silkie, and I think their skin IS black, but should their insides be, too? Was it possible that with age, the body degraded? The feathers were still on it..

    [​IMG] Someone explain, please?

    Hugs and thank you

  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Yes, I understand that all the connective tissue etc are black.

    I saw an Iron Chef episode once where the theme was 'black chicken' i.e. silkie. The dishes all looked really weird because of it [​IMG]

  3. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Scenic Verbank, NY
    Yep - black connective tissue, skin. Tastes like chicken.
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I haven't had any Silkies myself (want to, want to, WANT TO!!) but all the pix of processed ones I've seen have had black skin AND black bones & connective tissue; that's why they're seen as such a delicacy in Asia.
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sorry you had to cull. [​IMG]
    But Silkies are all black all over. Skin, meat and bones...
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Yep, black. Go to an asain market and look in the meat case. You'll find silkie chicken dessed and ready for your cooking choices.
  7. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008

  8. jforsness

    jforsness Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Now that's what I call "Dark Meat" [​IMG]
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Well now I feel so much better- [​IMG]
    I knew they were sick, but holy schmoeley I thought THE WORST!!
    I thought perhaps they really are part of the darkside [​IMG]
    They steal souls and as they do so, their hearts turn black... and... and...
    Ok, I'll stop now. THANK YOU
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia

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