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Co-operative Foods - The Elmwood Fresh Whole Chicken Small/Medium/Large - Half Price --
£1.47 per kg
The Co-operative Elmwood Fresh Whole Chicken Small/Medium/Large *Alternative deal available in Somerfield stores
ONE WEEK ONLY --- Available from 10th-23rd March 2010
Just got a Large Chicken, price £2.50, (individually priced - £2.40 to £2.80)

Medium - £1.95 to £2.20 - (Price range -individually priced, )

Small £1.50 - £1.75 - (Price range -individually priced, )
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#1
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#2
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.
#3
clare1975
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.


Good point there..:thumbsup:

Cheers

Rick
#4
clare1975;8081507
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.


I suspect that won't stop the Chicken Police.....................;-)
#5
Ate one today (not all of it :P), great deal.
#6
Thanks OP :thumbsup:
#7
clare1975
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.


Thank goodness - couldn't be bothered with all that "chicken not smiling" debate again! Great price - have some heat :thumbsup:
#8
Good price, thanks. :thumbsup:
#9
Just added some heat, this is going to be a roasting deal!
#10
Co-op is the only store in my town, and I like chicken.

Heat and rep!
#11
Sunday Dinner Sorted :thumbsup:
#12
ONE WEEK ONLY --- Available from 10th-23rd March 2010

huh?
#13
Newbold
I suspect that won't stop the Chicken Police.....................;-)


I suspect you're right...just wait till morning......:roll:
#14
Great deal, been waiting for this to drop in price, cheers.
#15
Can somone clarify the start and end date of this offer?
#16
saw this today at the co-op, heat added :)
1 Like #17
Can somone clarify the start and end date of this offer?

got the brochure and it states
"one week only" available from 10.03.10 - 16.03.10
:thumbsup:
1 Like #18
Credit to the Co-op for selling cheap chicken that means some welfare standards. It shows it can be done and I say shame on those supermarkets who continue to sell cruelty food. This is the difference between the mutual Co-op with some ethics compared to money-grabbing supermarkets only interested in making their shareholders richer and richer at the expense of all else.
#19
ONE WEEK ONLY --- Available from 10th-23rd March 2010

That's 2 Weeks lol
Good deal.Heat added.
#20
markbargain
Credit to the Co-op for selling cheap chicken that means some welfare standards. It shows it can be done and I say shame on those supermarkets who continue to sell cruelty food. This is the difference between the mutual Co-op with some ethics compared to money-grabbing supermarkets only interested in making their shareholders richer and richer at the expense of all else.


Agreed:thumbsup:
Voted hot.
#21
Newbold;8081861
I suspect that won't stop the Chicken Police.....................;-)


andrea.mary;8082722
I suspect you're right...just wait till morning......:roll:


So far so good. Maybe we were wrong? Looking good........;-)
#22
markbargain
Credit to the Co-op for selling cheap chicken that means some welfare standards. It shows it can be done and I say shame on those supermarkets who continue to sell cruelty food. This is the difference between the mutual Co-op with some ethics compared to money-grabbing supermarkets only interested in making their shareholders richer and richer at the expense of all else.


If they can make money selling "non battery" chicken at this price why do they normally want to charge me nearly £6 for the same thing? :viking:

And if they can't make money selling at this price they are going to be sorely disappointed by me buying one every day :p

Hot cos its cheap :thumbsup:
banned#23
clare1975;8081507
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.

out of interest, where do these come from then cos they wont be organic / free range?
#24
csiman
out of interest, where do these come from then cos they wont be organic / free range?


I think he was a bit confusd, co-op don't sell battery eggs, it's all free-range, not chickens though.

This would have the freedom food mark plus be labeled free range etc, on it if it were, I don't think it does.

Co-op do try though, very good chain, it's why I bank with them, better than the large useless banks by a mile.

Still good price op hot:thumbsup:
#25
deals pull you in (this is clear on this site) ..& load extras in your basket, so it evens out.
#26
good one man ..time for some chicken curry .. heat and rep
#27
Johnboy_1975
If they can make money selling "non battery" chicken at this price why do they normally want to charge me nearly £6 for the same thing? :viking:

And if they can't make money selling at this price they are going to be sorely disappointed by me buying one every day :p

Hot cos its cheap :thumbsup:


It probably is a loss leader to get people in store so I doubt they can sell at this price plus its not confirmed as free range

Why do people expect free range meat to be as cheap as intensively farmed meat? Its not difficult economics to work out that half or less, the number on animals on a similar sized plot of land being fed a more expensive diet is going to cost more to you and me??
#28
P.E I think you are right-it's like the booze the big stores sell-they are loss leaders too.
#29
Are these watered with Evian and fed with Green Giant corn?
1 Like #30
Hot deal.

I bought a medium one yesterday for £1.92.

The label reads..

The co-operative Elmwood Scottish chicken.

Space to thrive, naturally lit sheds, vegetarian diet.

Even shows a picture of the poultry farmer - Kevin Smith.

It tasted very nice and I'd buy another, they have Mackies ice cream on offer at the moment too.

I am a co-op fan, and prefer to shop locally.
#31
Shambolic
Hot deal.

I bought a medium one yesterday for £1.92.

The label reads..

The co-operative Elmwood Scottish chicken.

Space to thrive, naturally lit sheds, vegetarian diet.

Even shows a picture of the poultry farmer - Kevin Smith.

It tasted very nice and I'd buy another, they have Mackies ice cream on offer at the moment too.

I am a co-op fan, and prefer to shop locally.


So it's not free range then:thumbsup: Good job no-one noticed op, it's why you avoided the chicken police :lol:
#32
clare1975
Good price. Co-op don't sell battery hens either.


Battery hens aren't bred for meat however.
1 Like #33
Shambolic
Hot deal.

I bought a medium one yesterday for £1.92.

The label reads..

The co-operative Elmwood Scottish chicken.

Space to thrive, naturally lit sheds, vegetarian diet.

Even shows a picture of the poultry farmer - Kevin Smith.

It tasted very nice and I'd buy another, they have Mackies ice cream on offer at the moment too.

I am a co-op fan, and prefer to shop locally.


Same as M&S 'Oakham Chicken' - names given to the product to make the buyer think they're getting something that roams the wild.
banned#34
tinkerbell28;8083227
I think he was a bit confusd, co-op don't sell battery eggs, it's all free-range, not chickens though.

This would have the freedom food mark plus be labeled free range etc, on it if it were, I don't think it does.

Co-op do try though, very good chain, it's why I bank with them, better than the large useless banks by a mile.

Still good price op hot:thumbsup:

Thats exactly what I thought too. I use SMILE for banking (owned by co-op). No complaints in over 10 years :thumbsup:
P.E;8083276
It probably is a loss leader to get people in store so I doubt they can sell at this price plus its not confirmed as free range

Why do people expect free range meat to be as cheap as intensively farmed meat? Its not difficult economics to work out that half or less, the number on animals on a similar sized plot of land being fed a more expensive diet is going to cost more to you and me??

I dont think many do.

Also they cost more as they take longer to reach the same size weight compared to intensive farmed ones that are pumped full of growth hormones and anti-biotics (12 weeks old compared to 6 weeks at slaughter I think).
#35
markbargain
Credit to the Co-op for selling cheap chicken that means some welfare standards. It shows it can be done and I say shame on those supermarkets who continue to sell cruelty food. This is the difference between the mutual Co-op with some ethics compared to money-grabbing supermarkets only interested in making their shareholders richer and richer at the expense of all else.


You haven't a clue really...

Co-op are just another supermarket out to money grab - just like the rest, but have cultivated a better image due to clever marketing - although some of it is indeed fair trade.

Didn't you see the programme talking about milk prices they give to farmers - Co-op were the worst - in that they pay the least to the farmers...:whistling:
#36
csiman


Also they cost more as they take longer to reach the same size weight compared to intensive farmed ones that are pumped full of growth hormones and anti-biotics (12 weeks old compared to 6 weeks at slaughter I think).


Antibiotic and hormone use is not allowed in the EU - unless there's a medical requirement.
#37
moob
Same as M&S 'Oakham Chicken' - names given to the product to make the buyer think they're getting something that roams the wild.


Oakham chickens from M&S taste great.
If this is anything like the M&S ones, then it will be a very good buy.
#38
Shambolic
Hot deal.

I bought a medium one yesterday for £1.92.

The label reads..

The co-operative Elmwood Scottish chicken.

Space to thrive, naturally lit sheds, vegetarian diet.

Even shows a picture of the poultry farmer - Kevin Smith.

It tasted very nice and I'd buy another, they have Mackies ice cream on offer at the moment too.

I am a co-op fan, and prefer to shop locally.


Silent Bob is a chicken farmer these days?
#39
csiman
out of interest, where do these come from then cos they wont be organic / free range?


Elmwood Chicken
What is Elmwood?
Elmwood is the name we have given to our higher welfare chicken. It is actually the name of the first farm that our supplier converted to rearing chickens to the new standard. We now have farms in East Anglia, Aberdeenshire and Northern Ireland.

The Co-operative have carefully selected a small group of dedicated British farmers to embrace the higher Elmwood standard and have been working closely with them while they convert their farms to the higher standard. The Elmwood chickens live in a more natural and stimulating environment which allows them to thrive, with more space to move around in, perch and rest, with lots of natural daylight and a vegetarian, high cereal diet.

How does this our Elmwood standard compare with Freedom Food ?
The standard was developed specifically with bird health and welfare in mind so it will be no surprise that they mirror the RSPCA Freedom Food standards in nearly every way. Where they differ, is in the minimum age the birds are slaughtered. We slaughter some earlier than allowed by Freedom Food to produce a very small whole chicken, popular with our customers. They also differ in the way the birds are collected from the rearing barns, but since we only use trained specialist catchers, we can ensure there are no welfare issues. The main difference between the two standards is that we require all our chickens to be reared in natural daylight, whilst Freedom Food still allow the use of artificial lighting. We believe this stimulates the birds into a more active life.

So what are the requirements of our Elmwood Chicken standard ?
The standards are designed to give the chickens an environment in which they can thrive and develop more naturally;
Each farm only has a limited number of rearing sheds , to ensure the farmer has time to really look after the chickens and ensure our standards are adhered to on every level.
Each chicken has nearly 30% more space than standard chickens, the same amount of space required by Freedom Food and organic standards.
All rearing barns must have excellent ventilation and natural light, the majority being fitted with windows, to ensure a fresher, more comfortable atmosphere.
We require each shed to have straw bales, perches and pecking objects, exactly the same as required by Freedom Food. This gives the chickens an interesting and stimulating environment in which to grow.
In intensive rearing systems, the hours of darkness are restricted to promote feeding, hence forcing growth. Elmwood chickens have more hours of darkness, 50% more, to allow them to lead a more relaxed longer life.
Our chickens are fed on a high cereal vegetarian diet that will never include fish meal. This more natural diet allows the birds to grow slower and develop bone strength to reduce health problems.
Elmwood chickens will never be fed digestive enhancers or growth promoters, designed to artificially increase weight gain.
We have also banned the routine use of antibiotics. Elmwood chickens will never receive antibiotics unless they are ill and formally approved by a vet.
What is the difference between Elmwood and Free Range?
Free Range birds are free to roam outside during the day. Elmwood Chickens and Turkeys are reared in highly ventilated and sunlit barns, bringing the outside to them.
#40
Haven't eaten meat for fifteen years for moral reasons, that was a personal choice and I am not interested in trying to convert anyone. It's funny how defensive a lot of these posts are.

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