Forced to process one CX at day 51. ??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by naillikwj82, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. naillikwj82

    naillikwj82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This mornings chores and check-up I had a CX on his back and trembling. Rather than wait for death I processed him. Live wt was 6#8oz, dressed wt was 5#1oz. He was one of the runts. I looked at his heart and it looked normal. Does this breed also have siezures? Curious as to cause of death. All the other birds appear okay at this time. However some of them have an appointment early next tuesday!
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Sounds like FLIP..Its a heart condition -fatal...Known to happen with this breed alot. Sounds like you caught it right when it was happening and I would have processed too...it was having a heart attack:(

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/146/sudden-death-syndrome-flipover

    Agree. Good catch. He was going to die anyway, but at least you salvaged the meat.

    Good luck with the rest.
     

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