Need help with meat chicken please

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Moonkssd, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first batch of meat birds
    I bought 18 birds from ts for 50 cents about 5 weeks ago I figure for meat birds cant beat it
    3 of them were cornish rocks Idk what the others are. They were all the same age. 2 of the cornish rocks died at 3 weeks within days of each other. And today the last one has a big gaping hole in his back end. I think he has been pecked. None of the other birds appear to be pecked. Seems like they just ganged up on the cornish rocks.
    I removed him from population. I am planning to have them butchered on the 18th. Will this guy make it? Or should I dispose of him now? Will the meat be tainted because of this injury? And if not what should I do first aid wise for him?
    Thank you
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I would process it now.
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    process now
     
  4. Moonkssd

    Moonkssd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
    I did what was advised
     

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