Meatie without a bile duct?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by phoenixmama, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are about a quarter of the way finished with this flock of meaties. I just processed one tonight that didn't have a bile duct. What's the deal with that? Anyone else see this before?
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    bile duct? what do you mean
     
  3. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little green sac that's attached to the liver. The one you always have to be careful not to break...
     
  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    thats right ok,
    i ve processed a bunch and they have always had that, guineas have it, and i believe turkeys as well, how old are they aroun 4-6 weeks? if they dont have 1 i would say it hasnt yet
     
  5. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope...they are 13 weeks or so. This is the only chicken I've ever come across without one.

    Strange.
     
  6. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    13 weeks and your only 1/4 of the way your done, i take it there not cornish x rocks, or have you slowed them way down?
     
  7. phoenixmama

    phoenixmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, they are the J.M. Freedom Rangers...

    We've had some unfortunate personal family stuff going on in the last month, so we got a late start getting them processed. We had 40 to start out with though we lost 3 to random occurances throughout their grow-out time.
     
  8. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that's crazy. Never had that happen.
     
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    yup, i've had it happen at least once, it was there but not attached
     

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