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saw green liquid while cleaning out the innards

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by monkeemakr, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    My son cleaned his first chicken yesterday, and he said there was green liquid coming from the liver. I am afraid he may have punctured the gall bladder. He said he rinsed it off right away and rinsed it really well. Is it safe to eat?

    Thanks,
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Safe to eat. Only potential issue is a bitter flavor if not rinsed off well.
     
  3. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Silkie!!!
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Yep! We accidentally break a gallbladder every once in a while and just make certain that it is rinsed off as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
     
  5. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks,
    He was getting worried because he had already eaten some before he told me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, definitely safe to eat, but not tasty.

    when cleaning any animal and bile has been encountered, get it out of the carcass ASAP. also, once the liver (and gallbladder/bile) is out, rinse the carcass. clean hands off, and also make sure your knife (or whatever other instrument soiled) is clean of bile.

    no biggy. just like was said, gives a bad taste. bile is a gastric juice that your body is constantly producing and dumping into your own stomach. nothing deadly
     

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