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How much blood in a chicken

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On and off over the years I've seen folks asking how much blood one's dealing with when butchering. I processed two cockerels yesterday and bled them into a measuring cup to find out :D. About 3 ounces each. Now, these were production type egger cockerels, not even really dual purpose and definitely not "meat birds". I'd imagine a Cornish cross may have as much as twice that amount?, but you're still looking at just over half a cup. Really not that much, but if it splatters around it always looks like lots more. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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I raised about 75 cornishXs this past January and I processed one that was around 8 pounds. I let it bleed out in the grass but i would say maybe a little bit more than 3 ounces but not that much of a difference.

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