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Would you Eat this Chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hansonmcbride, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. hansonmcbride

    hansonmcbride New Egg

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    To all those experienced raising and/or butchering cornish cross chickens, this is an otherwise healthy looking chicken I butchered. But being a beginner, I am looking for confidence eating him. Does this weird sitting back on hocks posture look familiar to any of you as a leg issue or other "edible" ailment?

    My first post was a lot longer with better details, but one of the moderators suggested I post here.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...tting-back-on-hocks-safe-to-eat#post_14253644

    Thanks.
     
  2. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This bird is 'down on her legs' a commom problem from fast growth. In my operation I get maybe one in 20. The proper thing is to process and eat. Likely you did nothing to cause this.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm sure many of us have eaten birds in this condition from the grocery store. It's a hazard of raising CX. Not a thing wrong with the meat, she's just having muscle/skletal issues. It's not systematic at all.
     
  4. hansonmcbride

    hansonmcbride New Egg

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    Oh, you guys are awesome. Thank you so much!
     

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