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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

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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 [​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

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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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