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Chicken tumor????

TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone ever experienced this?  Did a basic roasted chicken (Perdue Oven Stuffer Roaster).  When I started carving it, there was an egg sized green mass in the breast.  Not sure what it was, but we threw it out and went out to eat.  
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- Camp Hill, PA


  • Hey TJ, good choice to go out, would've done the same. Never experienced this first hand, but did hear of something called Oregon Disease, where there is a lime green color near the breastbone. Sure sounds like what you have in your photos.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Thanks @Skiddy. Glad I threw it out. No way I was eating it, however once you cook something for a couple of hours and get the smell embedded and the anticipation of the taste, it was hard to do.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • TJ, that is a bummer.  I would have thrown it out too.  
    Skiddy, thanks for the link..
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  • Not trying to hijack thread but this reminded me of something else....


    I am a deer hunter and I sometimes process my own deer.  I was cutting a ham off a hind quarter once and trimming it up when I felt something in the muscle mass that did not feel just right.  As I began seperating the muscles in the ham I came across a large white mass.  It was just stuck there inside the muscle.  It wasn't attached with a blood supply or anything it was just stuck in there.  In fact it was very easy to sort of squish out.

    Once I got it out of the muscle it was about 2" long and about 1" in diameter.and completely surrounded by a hard white substance.  I began to cut into it to discover a stick.  Evidently the deer had been stuck by a sizeable tree branch while jumping a fence or whatever and this piece had remained behind.  It had formed a protective layer around the stick much like calcium.  No harn to the meat.....but you know that had to have been painful!

  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 267
    Thinking of Arnold.... "It's not a tumor!!"
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    I don't think I would have eaten it either, especially not knowing what it is. Better safe than sorry. Good call on going out to eat.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,657

    you did what I would have done.....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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