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Fresh British chicken (large) - reared in purpose-built housing fed on a natural balanced diet - £1.99 per kg save one third on normal price @ Waitrose
Fresh British chicken (large) - reared in purpose-built housing fed on a natural balanced diet - £1.99 per kg save one third on normal price @ Waitrose

Fresh British chicken (large) - reared in purpose-built housing fed on a natural balanced diet - £1.99 per kg save one third on normal price @ Waitrose

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These chickens come from a small group of specialist farms in Northern Ireland. The chickens are reared in purpose-built housing allowing natural light throughout the day, plenty of fresh air and space to walk around. They are fed on a natural balanced diet based on wheat, soya, vitamins and minerals
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cheap happy chicken! for the people that dont like the cheapy cheap chickens that often get posted :whistling:

Wenchybev;4560498

cheap happy chicken! for the people that dont like the cheapy cheap … cheap happy chicken! for the people that dont like the cheapy cheap chickens that often get posted :whistling:



not so sure i would be happy if i was bald and had my head chopped off!!!
only kidding....hot from me.

Hot, much better than the 'basic' chicken.

So much nicer than those tiny ready cooked birds sold at other supermarkets for £2.99. Heat from me

waitrose got some good deals on:thumbsup:

I do wonder about why they don't have Freedom Food standard though, although probably better than the Tesco's offering.

russthewomble;4561018

I do wonder about why they don't have Freedom Food standard though, … I do wonder about why they don't have Freedom Food standard though, although probably better than the Tesco's offering.


Freedom food is ran by the RSPCA. The RSPCA only covers England and Wales, these chickens come from NI.

oh xxxxxxxxxxx please are you people so stupid you get taken in by spin?
These are indoor intensively reared chickens by any other name.....

The food described is standard growers pellets used within the industry, natural light means a window, which is actually not a great idea as sunlight can spark cannibalism amongts indoor reared bored birds.

Unless it's freedom food or free range it's not cruelty free. Shame on Waitrose for such a misleading crock of ****.

Watch the video ]here

Voted hot by the way :thumbsup:

Banned

choc1969;4561338

Watch the video ]here



Seeing those little chicks just makes me hungry.

choc1969;4561338

Watch the video ]here



Spin and ********, no cast iron stocking density figures. Industry standards are disgusting so beating them is easy.

mister_d;4561316

oh xxxxxxxxxx please are you people so stupid you get taken in by … oh xxxxxxxxxx please are you people so stupid you get taken in by spin?These are indoor intensively reared chickens by any other name.....The food described is standard growers pellets used within the industry, natural light means a window, which is actually not a great idea as sunlight can spark cannibalism amongts indoor reared bored birds.Unless it's freedom food or free range it's not cruelty free. Shame on Waitrose for such a misleading crock of ****.



The maximum density for these birds is 30kg/sqm which is the same as freedom foods, so they're not internsively reared. However I agree with other points, its difficult to know other conditions although tbh the density capacity suggests they are probably reared to better standards than 'normal' ones.

mister_d;4561316

oh xxxxxx please are you people so stupid you get taken in by spin?These … oh xxxxxx please are you people so stupid you get taken in by spin?These are indoor intensively reared chickens by any other name.....The food described is standard growers pellets used within the industry, natural light means a window, which is actually not a great idea as sunlight can spark cannibalism amongts indoor reared bored birds.Unless it's freedom food or free range it's not cruelty free. Shame on Waitrose for such a misleading crock of ****.



Hardly true lol :whistling:

video.google.co.uk/vid…300

and here

youtube.com/wat…f-4

What weight range are these likely to be?

I doubt that these are Halal...?

Cheap, voted hot. Although I dont care how they live or are killed, as long as is tastes nice - I generally buy halal meat at uni 'cos its so cheap.

wow a £1.99 chicken still my beating heart

This isn't a £1.99 chicken, it's £1.99 for a kilogram of chicken.

kenan557;4562473

This isn't a £1.99 chicken, it's £1.99 for a kilogram of chicken.



one kilo chicken £1.99 your point being?

pea-nuts;4562414

just sounds like marketing **** to me, probably not much difference … just sounds like marketing **** to me, probably not much difference between this and intensively farmed. new spin on words to get your money100% cold



Absolutely. At least there are a few people with some common sense on here. :?
I'm amazed how many people are so easily sucked in by their fancy words.

Banned

Purpose built housing?, what the heck does that mean?!. Oh well get a few and bung em in the freezer

seanjames;4562492

one kilo chicken £1.99 your point being?



Hi think his point is that generally chickens as small as 1KG are not likely to be on sale. I think these are 1.5kg and up, making the cheapest ones around £3.

Still cheap though. It might not be 100% genuine animal welfare spin, but it's still a hot deal.

seanjames;4562492

one kilo chicken £1.99 your point being?



I think the point being made here is taht the chicken costs £1.99 pre kilo!

Let me explain!

If the chicken, which is priced at £1.99 per kilo, tips the scales at exactly 1 kilo, then it will cost you 1.99 of the Queen's best pounds.HOVEVER, if the bird has managed to put on a bit of weight on it's 'natural balanced deit based on wheat, soya, minerals and vitamins' (otherwise known as chicken pellets) and weighs 2 kilos, then the required renumeration would be 398 shiny pennies.

I had these sorts of chickens as part of Waitrose's 3 for 10 quid offer. Was about 1.2kg.

Tasted mighty fine, and the facts about their rearing appear acceptable to my ethical standards.

They've just changed packaging too, for a claimed 20% less packaging.

Yuck Yuck Yuck.

Totally agree with some of the prev posts, new spin on words but same old ****.

Good if u dont care where your food has came from.... I personally wouldnt put this in my mouth.

Sorry forgot to say, this is however, a good deal for some people.. so didnt vote either way.

Voted hot as its likely to be at least a little better than the cheap c++p from other supermarkets.

gstok;4562957

I had these sorts of chickens as part of Waitrose's 3 for 10 quid offer. … I had these sorts of chickens as part of Waitrose's 3 for 10 quid offer. Was about 1.2kg.Tasted mighty fine, and the facts about their rearing appear acceptable to my ethical standards.They've just changed packaging too, for a claimed 20% less packaging.



This will be a much better deal then.
On your deal you'd be paying more like £2.75 per kg.

If these chickens had been properly intensivly reared then just think how much cheaper they could have been made. Honestly who gives a rats ass about how the chicken is reared, just so long as it tastes good and is cheap.

tommyturnip

Voted hot as its likely to be at least a little better than the cheap … Voted hot as its likely to be at least a little better than the cheap c++p from other supermarkets.



Agreed-any improvemment is an improvement, however small.I personally buy free range chickens-if I can't afford to get those then I eat lots of veg.

flatulentturtle;4564145

If these chickens had been properly intensivly reared then just think how … If these chickens had been properly intensivly reared then just think how much cheaper they could have been made. Honestly who gives a rats ass about how the chicken is reared, just so long as it tastes good and is cheap.



Some of us DO care!

Banned

sharon.turnbull2;4564295

tommyturnipAgreed-any improvemment is an improvement, however small.I … tommyturnipAgreed-any improvemment is an improvement, however small.I personally buy free range chickens-if I can't afford to get those then I eat lots of veg.



Not the most balanced of diets, unless you're supplementing it. Better off with the cheap supermarket chicks.

FilthandFurry

Not the most balanced of diets, unless you're supplementing it. Better … Not the most balanced of diets, unless you're supplementing it. Better off with the cheap supermarket chicks.



I dunno-vegetarians seem to manage mostly!
If you are talking about protein I eat plenty of eggs (yes,they are free range!) and nuts and eat free range meat approx three times a week so my diet doesn't suffer at all-fish is also an excellent source of protein.
My diet is very healthy but thank you for your concern.

"who gives a rats ass" well I'd rather my chicken had not been laying down in it's own urine for ten weeks beforeI eat it. The sawdust on the floor only gets renewed once the birds are off to slaughter ready for the next lot. Normally chickens perch when they sleep, this is not possible in these conditions as enough perch space is not provided so they sit on the floor in there own poo and wee thats ten weeks old....mmm tasty.

mister_d;4569524

"who gives a rats ass" well I'd rather my chicken had not been laying … "who gives a rats ass" well I'd rather my chicken had not been laying down in it's own urine for ten weeks beforeI eat it. The sawdust on the floor only gets renewed once the birds are off to slaughter ready for the next lot. Normally chickens perch when they sleep, this is not possible in these conditions as enough perch space is not provided so they sit on the floor in there own poo and wee thats ten weeks old....mmm tasty.



You forgot to mention that standing permantly in their own waste creates brown burns on their feet that the companies try to hide by scraping it off so you don't see it. Obviously some people on this thread regard this as free marinade.

sharon.turnbull2;4564295

tommyturnipAgreed-any improvemment is an improvement, however small.I … tommyturnipAgreed-any improvemment is an improvement, however small.I personally buy free range chickens-if I can't afford to get those then I eat lots of veg.



Nice one Sharon, glad that other people have some concern for the planet and its animals, I try to buy free range too when I can find it but my local Sainsburys do not stock ample supplies, I'm usually left with £10 organic, £5 freedom food or the shelves full of £2 lard bags.

Many others just want to consume with a I'm alright jack, screw you attitude and don't care about future generations. We can only hope that their high intake of hormones and drugs prevents them from reproducing. :-D
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