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How much blood in a chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by donrae, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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 [​IMG]. 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.
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2016
    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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