Drooling Rooster??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Charles07, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Charles07

    Charles07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it was time to do the early prep for Sunday's dinner.

    We caught a rooster and hung him from a slip knot in preparation for slaughter.

    He started drooling onto the ground. Not really a whole lot, but enough for us to take pause, maybe a tablespoon or 2 worth of it.

    Any idea what caused this? Is the meat safe to eat?

    Curious...
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would imagine this was caused by hanging him upside down. He may have had extra fluid building up; I'm sure you know they get CHF readily.

    I would process and, if he looked and smelled OK, eat him.
     
  3. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably just fluid from his crop. It happens sometimes. Feel free to butcher.
     
  4. Charles07

    Charles07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses.

    He is now in the oven. [​IMG]
     
  5. malignstar

    malignstar Out Of The Brooder

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    All 17 of the roos I butchered drooled like that. It was like a food/water mixture from their crop.
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree that it was from the crop. It's pretty common.
     

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