Yellow stuff in chicken meat? What is it?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dougadamking89, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. dougadamking89

    dougadamking89 New Egg

    Mar 21, 2017
    Not sure if this is the right area. But I was gutting one of my roosters (have too many of them) and while I was cleaning it out, I noticed it had yellow stuff in it. I am pretty sure it's just fat but it's been years since I have been in the chicken game and want to make sure. Is it just fat? Or is it something else? Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of it.
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    My guess is that it is fat. Most cockerels and roosters don’t have much fat but if you ever butcher a hen or pullet, especially one that is laying, you will see a lot. Females store up a lot of fat before they start laying so they have a reserve if they go broody. That’s why a broody hen doesn’t need to eat much while she is on the eggs, she has that reserve. The males don’t store up much fat but you will normally see some.

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