Had to cull 3 Coturnix...leg meat is green? caution: PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimandrich, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. kimandrich

    kimandrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed 3 of my quail had broken or "limp" legs. They couldn't get around to eat or drink very well. so I decided we needed to cull them. They were about 9/10 weeks old, all female. We cleaned them up, as we were going to eat them because we don't believe in wasting, and saw that all 3 had green meat where their broken legs were. Is this normal? I didn't know if it was bruising or what. I did some searching around and couldn't find much online. Hopefully someone on here can help!

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  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    I really don't know much about the disease, myself, but I just read about "Green Muscle Disease" a few days ago and this definitely reminded me of it. Could be a possibility.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I shot a wild turkey once that was just like that on one of its legs. I attributed it being shot previously and the wounds going septic. Best of luck with the rest of your birds.
     
  4. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may have just barfed in my mouth a little. [​IMG]

    But seriously, I hope yo ufind out what caused that... Is there a bad smell like they are rotten?
     

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