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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 Chirping

    Apr 9, 2011
    Houston, Tx
    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!




  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    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 Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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 Chirping

    Jun 2, 2011
    Where are your shoes [​IMG]
  5. chefchick

    chefchick Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    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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