oil gland... ugh. is this normal?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickensducks&agoose, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    the killer-man left the little nipple thing near the tail.. which I'm pretty sure is the oil gland. When I cut one off, there was some blood there... ugh. is that normal?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Usually it looks like a yellow clumpy thing (probably not a great description, but it fits) under the nipple. I wouldn't be alarmed by a bit of blood, though. I'd tell him in the future to make sure he does a thorough job when processing your birds. If you're anything like me you hate surprises in your food.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah, i guess most people remove the thingy, and he doesn't. I was really impressed overall though by his kindness and attention to detail... other than the thingy..
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    He doesn't, huh? I think leaving the gland imparts an odd flavor to the meat nearby. I always remove mine, but different strokes for different folks I guess. It's nice that you found a good butcher.
     

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