The recipe yield is:
Place hen in Dutch Oven with cold water to cover, add herbs and simmer covered 2 1/2 hours. Add vegetables and simmer 15 minutes. Remove hen, let cool while preparing dumpling batter, then remove skin and bone; cut meat into bit sized pieces and return to pot. Bring to a boil, and add peppercorns. Drop spoonfuls of batter into boiling broth, cover tightly to steam for 12 minutes. Serve.