I'm throwing a dart at the board here. But I'd bet a 6lb bird is going to clean out around 4 lbs.What percentage of live weight is meat on a 3-yr old layer hen? In other words, if a person had 6lb layers that they wanted to bone-out to make sausage how much weight per bird in boned-out & skinned meat per bird?
That meat is so dark. It looks like duck.I didn't weigh my birds at all, but I culled some cockerels that were a mostly Easter egger, some barred Rock, some Leghorn. Classic barnyard mixes with an emphasis on egg laying, not meat.
the skinned carcasses looked like this...
then I put those in the pressure cooker, cooled and pulled the meat. Each carcass yielded about a quart bag of meat.
Now, these were males about 7 months old, so I'm thinking you'll get maybe 2/3 that amount of meat from a mature hen. So maybe a generous pint? around there. But the hen will have more fat for your sausage, that's a bonus. They usually have a nice fat pad at the base of the tail.