when opened gut cavity it was FULL of water!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by meow218, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. meow218

    meow218 New Egg

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    I was butchering with an experienced friend when we opened the gut cavity about 2 cups of water gushed out, the meat looks ok ... has anyone ever had this before? is it still safe to eat? What could have caused this??
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  3. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ascites is the round, distended belly you see on alcoholic human, the belly is filled with water from "damming up" or "backup" of circulation through a tough, failed liver. It is not unusual for us to "tap" a grossly ascitic gentleman's belly and release 4 to 10 Litres over the course of a week in the hospital.
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eeeeewwwwwwww No way I could work in the medical field...my hat's off to you!
     

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