First time processing cornish cross ?s

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Nestled Chickens, May 26, 2012.

  1. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chirping

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    We processed 10 of our 20 cornish cross this morning. Some had spotty looking livers. Some looked like they didn't have a bile sack. Is this just what cornish cross are like?
     
  2. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Songster

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    How old Mine were 8 weeks and livers were fine. Bile sacks were intact and full. Was the contents of the gizzard green? they could have expended some bile, but you should see the sack.
     
  3. Nestled Chickens

    Nestled Chickens Chirping

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    They are about 9 weeks old. We were looking for the characteristic green of the bile sack, but couldn't find it...it was really weird. My husband thought he had burst it on accident. We had a few where the inside of the chicken looked normal, but a few where we couldn't see the bile sack even before we had messed around the inside. I thought I found an empty one-it looked like a clear sack attached to the liver-but why would a bile sack be empty? We didn't open the gizzard, so I don't know if it was green.

    We're doing the other half today, so I will do some further investigating if we come across any others.
     

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