liver colour is this ok?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by wcah, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. wcah

    wcah Out Of The Brooder

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    I just despatched 2 hubbard meat birds, 1 cock which was 4.5kg an a hen at 3.6kg. But the liver of the hen was very pale with normal colour patch. Is it ok to eat the bird? Has it a dessise? Why is her liver this colour? Please help as am worried now.
     
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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    A liver should be a healthy pink right at first but with in the first
    1/2 hour you will notice the color change as the blood dissipates
    and the air gets to it but if you are worried just cut it in half and
    check for worms or other deformity's if all looks good then put
    it in with some onions and a little cooking oil and what ever
    else you enjoy .......[​IMG]
    Good size chickens ....

    gander007
     
  3. wcah

    wcah Out Of The Brooder

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    Both birds had the same amount of dead time before gutting, both were bled straight after the kill. now iv managed to upload a picture hope it helps. not worried about eatting the liver as thats a defo no no hate the stuff, im worried about eating the meat.
    thanks[​IMG]
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Looks healthy but is the color the same in the photo
    as in the dish ??????? The chicken I would eat as
    other intentional parts would show signs of problems
    and your liver hasn't any spotting or other visible
    defects ........ Dinner Time [​IMG]

    gander007
     
  5. wcah

    wcah Out Of The Brooder

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    yeh the colour is the same in life as in in the pic. thanks be rosting tomorrow now then.
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Then all sounds and looks good enjoy [​IMG]

    gander007
     

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