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Tesco Willow Farm Whole Chicken Half Price
Tesco Willow Farm Whole Chicken Half Price

Tesco Willow Farm Whole Chicken Half Price

Willow Farm Whole Chicken 1.00-2.40kg Half Price in Tesco.

SAVE £1.75 per kg Was £3.49 Now £1.74 per Kilo.
Works out at around £3 per medium Chicken.
Avaliable in store and online.

valid from 30/07/2009 until 03/08/2009

31 Comments

Let the free range debate begin - good luck with this mate :thumbsup:

Willow Farm chicken is our newest range of chicken. It was launched to offer a more affordable, high-welfare option to customers. These chickens are housed in spacious barns at the RSPCA-recommended stocking density, with straw bales to perch on and large windows providing the birds with natural light that stimulates activity. They are fed a maize enriched diet and are a slower growing breed that gives an enhanced flavour. All our Willow Farm chickens are sourced from British farms and by January 2009 will fully meet the RSPCA standards.

willow farm chickens are slightly happier than the value chickens

I get to have a roast now then! I only buy these when they're on offer, cant stand the cheaper ones cos they're always full of those horrible little veins!

manda1;5885612

I get to have a roast now then! I only buy these when they're on offer, … I get to have a roast now then! I only buy these when they're on offer, cant stand the cheaper ones cos they're always full of those horrible little veins!



little veins , jebus you must of bought the B Mathews rejects :?

cocacola;5885576

Willow Farm chicken is our newest range of chicken. It was launched to … Willow Farm chicken is our newest range of chicken. It was launched to offer a more affordable, high-welfare option to customers. These chickens are housed in spacious barns at the RSPCA-recommended stocking density, with straw bales to perch on and large windows providing the birds with natural light that stimulates activity. They are fed a maize enriched diet and are a slower growing breed that gives an enhanced flavour. All our Willow Farm chickens are sourced from British farms and by January 2009 will fully meet the RSPCA standards.



And we called them Willow Farm to give you the image of a rustic farmyard with chickens pecking in the fields, when in fact they are in huge barns on factory farms.

janz70;5885723

little veins , jebus you must of bought the B Mathews rejects :?



LOL, just when ever Ive bought normal standard chicken (not value) they seem to always have those horrible veins, so I give up on roasts unless a supermarket has a better "breed" on offer.

Original Poster

janz70;5885548

Let the free range debate begin - good luck with this mate :thumbsup:



Lol Thankyou. :thumbsup:

I don't really think people should be debating it, it's half price, most people eat chicken and its of a better standard than the value or normal ranges that most of the chicken produce comes from.

If you like chicken, were possibly going to buy one this weekend then I think its a great deal for you. :-D

Just remember, the countless Blu-Rays listed on this site come from much bigger warehouses than the chickens. *I Jest*

Thanks for the votes anyway.

manda1;5885739

LOL, just when ever Ive bought normal standard chicken (not value) they … LOL, just when ever Ive bought normal standard chicken (not value) they seem to always have those horrible veins, so I give up on roasts unless a supermarket has a better "breed" on offer.



I think you will find that chickens without veins are hard to come by, they need them to exist in the first place. Genetic manipulation might be a bit Frankenstein-ian in some ways, but this doesn't exist even in the Lab.... yet!

I can think of a lot of reasons for buying or not buying intensively reared or free range; my expertise lies mainly in red meat, but I have seen enough of poultry over the years and I can probably even tell the difference blindfold, whether or not it is dead or alive but the existence or absence of veins is a new one on me!

If you care about the welfare and quality of life of the chickens you eat, buy free range...if you don't care then buy whatever you want...simples!

...I care a little but really only buy free range cos' they taste a lot better (...don't bother contradicting me on this, I've eaten a lot of chickens in my time and free range are more yummy)

Krinkle;5886194

If you care about the welfare and quality of life of the chickens you … If you care about the welfare and quality of life of the chickens you eat, buy free range...if you don't care then buy whatever you want...simples!



I agree with Krinkle regarding freerange vs battery. Those "inbetween" chickens are just a marketing scam (same with "barn" eggs).

frible;5885726

And we called them Willow Farm to give you the image of a rustic farmyard … And we called them Willow Farm to give you the image of a rustic farmyard with chickens pecking in the fields, when in fact they are in huge barns on factory farms.



It doesn't imply they are kept in fields, it states they are kept in barns, but to RSPCA standards, not sure where you got that from. They are good quality chickens at a great price, not a lot else to say.

Never fear, the chicken police have arrived.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/10_02/chickensCPA_468x346.jpg

Evolution of chickens we eat. {not in any particular order..}

Caged.
Free-range.
Organic
Corn Fed.

Whats next?? Hand fed chickens or Slow grown chickens {for that intense flavour..}

Good deal though.. H & R added.

Chickens on the perch, taste loads better....like tomatoes on the vine, grown for flavour - wow!

Well half price or not, the chickens are a scam, there's no such place as Willow Farm and the chickens are barely better treated than 'Value'. If you look closely you can see the acid burns on the skin.

I'd rather eat chicken less and get a nice corn-fed free range one. Far, far tastier (and an appealing shade of yellow!)

Banned

i dont care if the first bit of light the chicken see's the the light in the back of my oven (good old frankie)

good price voted hot

Banned

Rory Joe;5888129

Never fear, the chicken police have arrived.



has that nice police man got syler skills. looks like he already taken one out by his other hand

What does Hugh Fernly Whitingwotsit say? Can I buy them? Can a Can a Can a?

room.hunter77;5888212

Evolution of chickens we eat. {not in any particular … Evolution of chickens we eat. {not in any particular order..}Caged.Free-range.OrganicCorn Fed.Whats next?? Hand fed chickens or Slow grown chickens {for that intense flavour..}Good deal though.. H & R added.



breast fed chicken?

Banned

Re the name Willow Farm. Isn't it because the people that work in the chicken factory play cricket with them?

Its a good deal for what it is. That's the up and the down side.

I'm going to carry on paying £8 for the proper chickens from my local farm. They live in the farmyard and scratch around for worms and bugs. They've got thick, strong bones that make great stock. There's no contest between these birds and the scrawny, indoor version. I buy one a month and that's the only meat my family consumes.

By the way, if you think I'm paying a lot you should see the chickens in France. They take the old breed thing very seriously there. You can easily pay £25 for a single bird. The flavor is amazing though.

Voted cold, would have voted freezing if possible as I've heard these chickens been force fed lemon fairy liquid and pork sausages. Disgusted.

Banned

Jonatsta;5889155

Voted cold, would have voted freezing if possible as I've heard these … Voted cold, would have voted freezing if possible as I've heard these chickens been force fed lemon fairy liquid and pork sausages. Disgusted.



well at least its fairy and not the cheap stuff like happy shopper

Banned

LutherT17;5888956

Its a good deal for what it is. That's the up and the down side. I'm … Its a good deal for what it is. That's the up and the down side. I'm going to carry on paying £8 for the proper chickens from my local farm. They live in the farmyard and scratch around for worms and bugs. They've got thick, strong bones that make great stock. There's no contest between these birds and the scrawny, indoor version. I buy one a month and that's the only meat my family consumes.By the way, if you think I'm paying a lot you should see the chickens in France. They take the old breed thing very seriously there. You can easily pay £25 for a single bird. The flavor is amazing though.



no way id pay £25 for a french bird, they stink and have hairy armpits

id pay happily £25 to nuke the whole place

churchill;5889212

no way id pay £25 for a french bird, they stink and have hairy armpits



But they're very grateful to have a friend who can last more then 2 minutes!!

Banned

hukduk;5889502

But they're very grateful to have a friend who can last more then 2 … But they're very grateful to have a friend who can last more then 2 minutes!!



yeah i suppose they not used to more then to minutes being stuck with french men

Supper's Ready

It's just another ploy by Tesco to take the p1ss out of the thick people that shop there.

Nothing special about these chickens: They are stocked at 30kg/m2, fed the same as value chicken and slaughtered at 40-44 days. Shame on you Tesco.

bigsky;5896103

It's just another ploy by Tesco to take the p1ss out of the thick people … It's just another ploy by Tesco to take the p1ss out of the thick people that shop there.Nothing special about these chickens: They are stocked at 30kg/m2, fed the same as value chicken and slaughtered at 40-44 days. Shame on you Tesco.


value chicken is £1.99 a kilo, the offer chicken is (as you can see) is £1.74 a kilo, so cheaper than value chicken.
sorry if it is 'thick' of me to get a good priced chicken. I'll let you know how it tastes later

I remember a chicken taste test on TV where the intensively reared bird tasted best and was more tender. The last corn fed chicken I bought was dissapointing. I would love to buy a French appelation controlee chicken thats been brought up in the woods by his parents pecking on only natural food. In fact I spent £1.50 tonight on a ticket that will allow me to do that but it's a 78 million to 1 chance.
Whilst in Tesco tonight I bought one of these birds for Sunday. I think the RSPCA approval swung it for me- just
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