Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

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Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Zlorfik » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi everyone, just processed 62 meat birds today - I'm exhausted - and 1 of them, and only one, had yellow spots on the liver and was rather scrawny. Any thoughts?
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:07 pm

Were the spots circular or irregular? Flat or raised?
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Zlorfik » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:51 pm

I’m going to say flat and irregular
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Ontario Chick » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Ulcerative enteritis?
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:41 pm

Yes to the above especially if the were through the intestinal tract as well.
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:45 pm

Almost any common bacteria, virus or parasite can cause the liver damage symptoms you describe.
Most are contagious or so prevalent in the environment that there's an outbreak. Since it was only one bird, I'm inclined to think either he had a genetic weakness to common things like e. coli or Coccidia parasites, or, he ate large amounts something nasty, like spoiled meat, or a little of both.
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Zlorfik » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:32 pm

SAFE TO eat?
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by windwalkingwolf » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Yep, if thoroughly cooked
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Re: Scrawny chicken, yellow spots on liver

Post by Killerbunny » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:52 am

Personally I wouldn't eat it if there is liver involvement.
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