Is Ascites(waterbelly) due to growing conditions or bird genetics?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tnchicken, May 16, 2009.

  1. tnchicken

    tnchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know much about this and is it safe to eat birds that apparently had it when processed?
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a growing condition and it's from rapid growth. I wouldn't eat any bird that hasn't been killed by me personally. If it means anything...if the broilers have this when they go through the commercial processing facility they are immediately thrown away for by-broducts.
     

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