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hen with wry neck? okay to process?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by alibabba, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. alibabba

    alibabba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if I will, I am taking cockerels for process tomorrow...but I may take her if she is edible...

    She is a cornish hen, couple years old. Eats and drinks well, but may be just a bit thin.

    She has been getting B-vitamins, Selenium and Turmeric extract for a few weeks, and seems to be making improvement...

    but...still thinking if she is fine to eat, I may just do that.

    Does anyone know?
    Thx.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There shouldn't be a problem processing/eating her. Wry neck is often caused by a neurological problem and doesn't pose a threat to humans.
     
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  3. alibabba

    alibabba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for getting back. I didn't really see a problem either other than it's a "condemnation" in big business processing.


    ETA: if they found tumors or something when processing, then it would make sense to not eat. She also has no other symptoms, no runny nose, wheezing, feather loss etc.

    I think I'll give her a bit, see if she continues recovering and maybe starts laying again...none of the big hens are now either, just the pullets, so... She can eat and drink fine and has begun scratching again. :)
     
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  4. alibabba

    alibabba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Processor found nothing amisss...i decided to have her done.

    She was thinner, but processor suggested fine for stock....
     
  5. alibabba

    alibabba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made a great, dark stock, not that flavorful, added some veggie bioullion and was like normal stock for soup. All living and well.
     

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