Oakham Chicken & An Apple Pie for £5 at M&S
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Oakham Chicken & An Apple Pie for £5 at M&S

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Found 3rd Feb 2011
Oakham Chicken & An Apple Pie for £5 at M&S

These were lovely the last time the offer was on.

Check the chickens for the biggest as the prices vary - had medium ones in the offer in ours but that was all the Oakham chickens they had - not sure if bigger ones had all been bought already !

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Thats a fantastic deal. I got the chicken in last weeks meal deal and it was over £8. I dont like wine but its still cheaper for me to get the meal deal and give the wine away - so this deal is even better for someone like me!

Are these the Chickens where none actually come from Oakham it's just a marketing scam to make them sound local and maybe organic, think most come from Ireland:

telegraph.co.uk/fin…tml

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loopie

Are these the Chickens where none actually come from Oakham it's just a … Are these the Chickens where none actually come from Oakham it's just a marketing scam to make them sound local and maybe organic, think most come from Ireland:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8029291/The-mystery-of-the-Oakham-chicken.html



think its abit like saying a Dundee cake is not a Dundee cake unless its made in Dundee

Link for further info.
plana.marksandspencer.com/we-…18/

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Everyone’s talking about chickens at the moment. Recent media coverage has highlighted what organisations such as the RSPCA have been concerned about for some time: that chickens are being reared and sold as commodities, with little concern shown for their welfare.

At M&S, all our fresh chicken is Oakham chicken. This slower growing breed, exclusive to us, comes from dedicated UK farms that we know and trust. So we can guarantee that every bird is reared in a way that meets our own standards for animal welfare.

We insist that the birds are slower grown and have a maximum stocking density of 30kg per square metre. The birds are housed on straw or wood shavings and have constant access to food and water.

To encourage bird movement, we use straw bales inside their barns, which the birds can then roost and perch on, as well as pulling and pecking at the straw.

Our chickens’ diet is a non-GM, predominantly cereal based feed that encourages slower growth (we long ago banned the use of antibiotics in feed rations for growth promotion – ahead of the EU’s ban).

Our free range chickens have constant daytime access to the range and our farmers encourage them to use these areas by building wigwams made from conifer branches for shade and shelter.

We also offer organic chicken, which comes from two dedicated UK suppliers who conform to the Organic Farmers and Growers standards.

Our commitment to animal welfare was recognised recently by Compassion in World Farming, who named us Compassionate Supermarket for 2008.

So next time you buy a chicken from us, you can enjoy it with complete peace of mind.

"Dedicated UK farms" is more marketing then as the Telegraph highlight many come from Ireland, hardly local.

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loopie

"Dedicated UK farms" is more marketing then as the Telegraph highlight … "Dedicated UK farms" is more marketing then as the Telegraph highlight many come from Ireland, hardly local.



depends where you live surely ? Ireland is actually nearer to me than half of England - must be others on here the same ? Presume they mean 'British' rather than from another country ?

Really nice chickens, succulent price
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