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How much meat is really there?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by vortec, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009
    Martin County, NC
    How much meat is there on any given rooster? Say it weighs 10 pounds, what would it dress out to be?

  2. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it is around 2/3rds for Cornish x's. Dual purpose birds I would assume is closer to 1/2.
  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    It's about the same for the roosters too. The offal pretty much weighs the same.

    So your looking at about 70%. A ten pound rooster will give you a 6-7 lb whole chicken.

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