first time what went wrong

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bluep, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2011
    half the breast is red like blood under skin .did i bleed it right ?
  2. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2010
    It's hard for me to tell, but I'd guess pigment? Did that bird have white feathers over the belly in the same area?

    It doesn't look dry, but sometimes dry gets discolored looking.

    If you get a bird that doesn't bleed right all the vessels are pretty full of blood (a few vessels have a little blood left in them usually)

    That skin is more orange than red, thus I'm saying pigment. You can see a red minor bruise on the one wing tip, which is more typical of blood by the skin.
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    I see a breast with skin and wings and legs w/out skin. I also see no slit where the crop was taken out. How did you dispatch and process them exactly?
  4. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2010
    I didn't look closely at those legs before. Though it is out of focus, that right leg looks like possible inflamed skin. Not a big deal necessarily. If it were me, and it was a little inflammation, I'd trim the skin and fix it in one of various ways so the drumstick doesn't dry out during cooking.

    But again, hard to tell on the legs from this shot...

    PS- One can certainly fish down and pull out the crop, but I think I see a little bulge that could be crop sagging down. That's easy to find and pull out.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  5. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like the skin got dried out. Was it sitting in the fridge uncovered?
    Or, possibly the scalding water was too hot?
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:This is what it looks like to me also - dried out skin and/or scalding too hot.
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Was the duck sitting in a pan with a bit of water in the bottom? I find that the skin will take on a reddish hue if it sits in water with even a little blood in it.

    Next time, mine are going up on a rack before they go into the cooler to keep them out of any water that collects.

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