Meat bird leg problem ( edibility )

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mr.Yardbird, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Mr.Yardbird

    Mr.Yardbird Out Of The Brooder

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    May 30, 2008
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    I have one meat bird ( who still eats and drinks like crazy ) but has the dreaded leg problem. My other 14 birds ( from the meat and eggs combo ) are all fat and healthy.
    What has folks done with these birds? Do you still dress them out or use them for something else?

    Regards,
    Mr.Yardbird
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    What is the dreaded leg problem? Is it broken?
     
  3. Mr.Yardbird

    Mr.Yardbird Out Of The Brooder

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    They are cornish x rocks, it seems it just cant stand on its own, the others can but this one cannot. I've read about them being notorius for this.
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    The only way the meat wouldn't be good is if the leg problem was caused from a disease or illness. If the problem is caused from excess weight, I wouldn't worry, and as far as meat birds go the leg problems are caused by gaining faster than their legs can adjust for. There may not be much meat on her leg since she can't use it much, but other than that make you a roast or something!!! LOL!!!
     

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