Would you eat this?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bshpqr, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. bshpqr

    bshpqr In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2009
    Hamlin, NY
    Would you butcher a turkey that looked like this?
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Not sure what that pic is showing. Do you have a few more? Any idea what is wrong with the bird?
  3. Looks like the back of the turkey's head/neck.......other than that, IDK [​IMG]
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    If you are concerned about something with the turkey, give us more info such as age, feed and what is exactly wrong with it. Other wise no one can be of much help.

    BTW [​IMG] from KS
  5. bshpqr

    bshpqr In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2009
    Hamlin, NY
    Like a week ago I noticed her neck was swelling, she had red lession on her neck, the front of her neck was a grayish green, her eyes were cloudy ( not wit it ) and she was off balance. Seperated her from the others. Started her on Durmycian 10, oxi- something. The lessions scabbed up, they were ozing. The feathers on the back of her neck ( were her neck and feathers meet) were falling out.
    She seems to be getting better. she is not offbalance, she started looking clearer ( eyes ). She is eating good and drinking. Poo looks good. That black of the neck is one big crusty scab. The white actullay looks like some kind of fungus.

  6. Chicksdigit

    Chicksdigit Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tool, Texas
    I wouldn't eat her until she was well and the antibiotics wore off.
  7. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    IF you were going to eat, I agree that the meds need to out of the system and the turkey completely recovered. I just don't think it's worth it. Why take the chance if you're not sure?

  8. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    The only advice I can give you is to keep hanging in there until someone that knows chimes in. I could tell you that I wouldn't eat it or what I think but none of that is a true answer to weather it is safe or not.

    Just hang in there until someone that might know replies.
  9. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Quote:I agree.
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    DONT eat it, at LEAST until the medication you are giving it wears off. (It may say on the medicine label how long you have to wait.)

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