edibility question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pattgal, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    New Brunswick, Canada
    at what point do you decide what to keep and what to toss??
    is bruising acceptable?
    We had a weird bunch this year where all the smaller ones went down on their legs. If a chicken goes down on its legs is it safe to eat?
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Songster

    Sep 7, 2010
    Edibility to me is greatly a personal choice. A little bruising or a chicken going down on its legs is not going to make it unfit to eat. But not the kind of thing you would want to sell or give away.

    If something is sick enough to die or found dead.... I'm not that hungry thanks. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I would check how I am feeding them and try to adjust it some to see if it would help with the leg problem.
  4. RWD

    RWD Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Wartrace TN.
    Were they a cornishX or some meat X that are bred to gain weight? If they are, that is kinda expected. If they are a standard dual purpose breed I would want to know the cause of them going down before I would eat them.
  5. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Songster

    Sep 7, 2010
    Strangly the cornish X ones I have seen go down on their legs are often the smaller ones and when cleaning them the hearts most if not all showed signs of trouble and had liquid in the heart sac.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

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