Enter the edible weight (g) and the raw total weight (g) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Chicken Yield. 

Chicken Yield Formula

CY = EW / RW * 100


  • CY is the Chicken Yield (%)
  • EW is the edible weight (g)
  • RW is the raw total weight (g)

To calculate Chicken Yield, divide the edible chicken weight by the total weight, then multiply by 100.

How to Calculate Chicken Yield?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Chicken Yield.

  1. First, determine the edible weight (g). 
  2. Next, determine the raw total weight (g). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CY = EW / RW * 100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Chicken Yield.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

edible weight (g) = 500

raw total weight (g) = 600

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is edible weight in the context of Chicken Yield?

Edible weight refers to the portion of the chicken that is consumable, including meat and any other parts deemed edible, after removing inedible parts like bones and feathers.

Why is it important to calculate Chicken Yield?

Calculating Chicken Yield is important for determining the efficiency of chicken meat production, helping in cost estimation, and minimizing food waste by understanding the proportion of edible to inedible parts.

Can Chicken Yield calculation be used for other types of meat?

Yes, the concept of yield calculation can be applied to other types of meat or food products, though the formula might need adjustments based on specific characteristics of the food item.

How can understanding Chicken Yield help in reducing food waste?

By knowing the Chicken Yield, individuals and businesses can better plan their purchases and usage, ensuring that the maximum amount of purchased chicken is utilized, thus reducing food waste.