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The Co-operative Elmwood Medium Whole Fresh Chicken Half Price £1.47 per kg

Deal At Somerfield too !

See link for info on product / price - http://www.co-operative.coop/food/fo...rink/Post.aspx and click on 'food and drink'
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#1
These are roughly equivalent to chickens with the Freedom Foods mark so hot deal!
#2
The blurb from the Co-op...:lol:

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.
Why aren’t all your Chickens and Turkeys Free Range?

We offer consumers a choice, plus rearing chickens and turkeys outdoors requires additional land. In order to convert all our chickens to free range we would need more land, in fact we would need nearly 1000 Acres of additional land, this would be increased by another 250 Acres for all of our turkey’s to be free range.
#3
I got 3 of these when they were last on offer. They are great tasting and froze fine.
#4
So they're not free range then?
#5
Boo and hiss to all this chicken welfare nonsense. I like my meat abused.
#6
Just been in a CO-OP near me (Crewe) and these are £2.39 a kilo with 20% off so must be a regional offer I guess.
#7
Barn reareed to these guidelines is a major improvement in the main!
..slower growth better meat.
#8
MR GUS
Barn reareed to these guidelines is a major improvement in the main!
..slower growth better meat.


All tastes like curry if you pour curry sauce over it :lol:
#9
retrogeezer
Just been in a CO-OP near me (Crewe) and these are £2.39 a kilo with 20% off so must be a regional offer I guess.


Same with me (Crosshands)
#10
retrogeezer
Just been in a CO-OP near me (Crewe) and these are £2.39 a kilo with 20% off so must be a regional offer I guess.


shouldn't be - its on the website & was on the telly advert :oops:

http://www.co-operative.coop/food/fo...rink/Post.aspx
#11
Well I've just watched the latest TV ad on-line and looked in the poultry deals on line and still can't see it...

http://value.co-operative.coop/meat-and-poultry.asp
#12
retrogeezer
Well I've just watched the latest TV ad on-line and looked in the poultry deals on line and still can't see it...

http://value.co-operative.coop/meat-and-poultry.asp


Its right here - the first picture ..... http://www.co-operative.coop/food/food-and-drink/Post.aspx :thumbsup:

click on 'food and drink'

narrative next to it - The Co-operative Elmwood Medium Whole Fresh Chicken
£1.47 per kg
#13
well thats a bit mad as when you click the link on the chicken, the offer is not there. :roll:
#14
retrogeezer
well thats a bit mad as when you click the link on the chicken, the offer is not there. :roll:


its definately there - just checked again-go to

http://www.co-operative.coop/food/food-and-drink/Post.aspx

or the home page and click on 'food and drink' - there should be a picture of baked spuds, then the word 'buy' then 'our top deals' and its the top offer - i'll try & do a screen shot if i can work out how - i'm not very technical !
#16
Yeh, I've seen the chicken on the left side of the food & drink page with the half price bit, but if you click the text it takes you to this page with no chicken, just packaged diced turkey and chicken fillets.

http://value.co-operative.coop/meat-and-poultry.asp


Has anyone seen any in a store? If you print the page I guess they would honour it anyway but I can't be bothered with that.
#17
retrogeezer
Yeh, I've seen the chicken on the left side of the food & drink page with the half price bit, but if you click the text it takes you to this page with no chicken, just packaged diced turkey and chicken fillets.

http://value.co-operative.coop/meat-and-poultry.asp


Has anyone seen any in a store? If you print the page I guess they would honour it anyway but I can't be bothered with that.


yea-its in ours - and its not a huge store - but we don't always get everything in the offers but i think thats because they don't stock them all - but i don't suppose they should be selling it at a different price to advertised.
#18
Shengis
All tastes like curry if you pour curry sauce over it :lol:


Bad, bad man! :p ..theres no changing you is there!
#19
..actually just had to ban the wife from buying any as all our freezers are full, ..we have 3 in total (blushes)
1 x giant chest freezer (garage), reg freezer in kitchen, 1 x super larg upright in the utility room...
think if I clear out a few carrier bags ther may be space in the walk in larder.
get a half decent vacuum food sealer & this is what happens, you end up shopping for everyone!
#20
MR GUS
..actually just had to ban the wife from buying any as all our freezers are full, ..we have 3 in total (blushes)
1 x giant chest freezer (garage), reg freezer in kitchen, 1 x super larg upright in the utility room...
think if I clear out a few carrier bags ther may be space in the walk in larder.
get a half decent vacuum food sealer & this is what happens, you end up shopping for everyone!


Wow, im coming to yours for tea :-D

None in our co-op, just the normal stuff
#21
Went in the local one again yesterday, still just 20% off stickers. :roll:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/retrogeezer1/Image209.jpg

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