The Co-operative Elmwood Chicken 1.45kg £3 @ Co-op / Somerfield
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The Co-operative Elmwood Chicken 1.45kg £3 @ Co-op / Somerfield

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Found 13th Oct 2010Made hot 14th Oct 2010
The Co-operative Elmwood Chicken 1.45kg £3 @ Co-op / Somerfield

These are nice chickens - and well kept compared to most

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i prefer caged chickens

these are still caged hens!

queenieburns

i prefer caged chickens



these are NOT free range or some romantic olden days small farming
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 13th Oct 2010

£3 is still gr8 price & slightly higher welfare environment for your meat

Same price in Tesco. Unsure about the welfare bit though.

pet2000

Same price in Tesco. Unsure about the welfare bit though.



I have it on good authority that the farmer tucks them in at night and reads them a bedtime story,

I find that these chickens only start to get mis-treated when they get into the store.

actually taste pretty decent for the price, worth putting a few in the freezer

Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this size?
Co-op are serial conners.

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chimp14uk

Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this … Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this size?Co-op are serial conners.



ehh ? where do you get £6 from mate ?

Considering they charge £6 for 2 breasts this isn't bad; and the co-op do have decent meat standards compared to some horrible places like Tesco.

i think as mentioned on watchdog a while back these are the same chicken supplied to tesco waitrose and others just under different packaging.

but still a hot deal, cheap chicken

chimp14uk

Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this … Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this size?Co-op are serial conners.




This is a decent deal.

The Chicken tastes nice and I like to shop in the Co whenever possible.


Good post Lucerysmum.

chimp14uk

Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this … Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this size?Co-op are serial conners.



I love Somerfield deals... It's either 'half price' or 'BOGOF', the original prices they claim are extortionate and simply do not exist!

good deal, i bought two and did a lush jamie oliver spanish roast chicken with them with the cheap lidl chorizo! much recommended!

These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more space than normal ones.

Elmwood.........Coop

Oakham---------M&S

Willow Farm--------Tesco.

There are no such places,all these are are trademarks,leading us to believe these chickens actually come from these places.

Buy a freerange one,the texture and taste are much nice.....

They've been this price in our local Co-op for weeks

UnclePotter

These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more … These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more space than normal ones.Elmwood.........CoopOakham---------M&SWillow Farm--------Tesco.There are no such places,all these are are trademarks,leading us to believe these chickens actually come from these places.Buy a freerange one,the texture and taste are much nice.....



+1

UnclePotter

These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more … These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more space than normal ones.Elmwood.........CoopOakham---------M&SWillow Farm--------Tesco.There are no such places,all these are are trademarks,leading us to believe these chickens actually come from these places.Buy a freerange one,the texture and taste are much nice.....



Willow Farm! That reminds me that Supper's Ready.

UnclePotter

These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more … These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more space than normal ones.Elmwood.........CoopOakham---------M&SWillow Farm--------Tesco.There are no such places,all these are are trademarks,leading us to believe these chickens actually come from these places.Buy a freerange one,the texture and taste are much nice.....



no their not, A chicken is a chicken, An egg is an egg, No difference in taste.

I watched that show Food what goes in you basket and they discussed this chicken, its only a trademark and can come from 1 of 42 farms. Of these farms there may be a door to the outside to use but the chickens usually stay in the warehouse. Its all sad and cause of that Oliver Chef he has made it too dear to buy freerangers.

shauneco

no their not, A chicken is a chicken, An egg is an egg, No difference in … no their not, A chicken is a chicken, An egg is an egg, No difference in taste.



....in your opinion.

shauneco

no their not, A chicken is a chicken, An egg is an egg, No difference in … no their not, A chicken is a chicken, An egg is an egg, No difference in taste.



You obviously have never eaten freerange or organic chickens to post such a stupid comment.

It's weird how little people know about the different standards.. Elmwood doesn't stand for the farm it means they get daylight during the day, a vegetarian diet, things to play with, longer life before slaughter and a much lower packing density. They never get to go outside or even an opportunity to, that's free range.
Coop never claimed these were £6, but it is a saving of around £1 per kg over the normal price.
They don't charge £6 for 2 breasts either and their chicken breasts are the cheapest by far of all the supermarkets higher welfare chicken, often cheaper than value chicken in morrisons.

chimp14uk

Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this … Absolute RUBBISH deal. Do you think they ever charged £6 for a bird this size?Co-op are serial conners.

Agree. Aldi and Lidl have been this price or less for ages. Talk about inflated "Previous" prices!!.Typical Co-op.

I bought a few of these and enjoyed them. As to the 'quality', I think free range and/or organic are better (as with eggs, especially organic egss). Saying that, an element of the final enjoyment is down to how you prepare and cook things as well... my sister could nuke any chicken into something resembling a chinese crispy duck without the nice taste lol.

Sorry to have to enlighten you peeps but even free range are shed reared for first 5 weeks or so, they are then transferred to a field with huts but sadly they have spent so much time indoors they dont venture out much.

A true free range chicken actually looks more like an ebay rubber chicken. No natural chicken would be the size that the supermarkets pedal as free range.

Thats the shape you should be looking for if thats your preference.


I can assure you that Elmwood, Willow Farm & Oakham where and have been grown on the same farms as each other too.

No natural daylight just forced lighting up to 23 hours a day to ensure they keep eating. This does however reduce down at certain times during there average life span of between 39 - 43 days.

As far a things to play with its a bale of hay in centre of shed.

We came out of industry due to rows regarding stocking density's and other welfare issues.

We did grow both Oakham and Willow Farm and former colleagues are now growing Elmwood.

Until they drop the price of free range chickens most people will continue to buy the cheaper ones as they can't afford free range ones.That goes for the eggs as well.

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Midge1 person likes this

This is a decent deal.The Chicken tastes nice and I like to shop in the … This is a decent deal.The Chicken tastes nice and I like to shop in the Co whenever possible.Good post Lucerysmum.



thanks - i thought so - but can't please everyone

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williham

It's weird how little people know about the different standards.. Elmwood … It's weird how little people know about the different standards.. Elmwood doesn't stand for the farm it means they get daylight during the day, a vegetarian diet, things to play with, longer life before slaughter and a much lower packing density. They never get to go outside or even an opportunity to, that's free range.Coop never claimed these were £6, but it is a saving of around £1 per kg over the normal price.They don't charge £6 for 2 breasts either and their chicken breasts are the cheapest by far of all the supermarkets higher welfare chicken, often cheaper than value chicken in morrisons.



Thanks for clarifying - i don't know where the £6 gigure came form - i can't see anywhere it says or said it was £6 - and i agree - i think co-op meat is pretty good compared to tesco cheap stuff - but can't please everyone

UnclePotter2 people like this

These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more … These are still idoor reared battery chickens,just have a tiny bit more space than normal ones.Elmwood.........CoopOakham---------M&SWillow Farm--------Tesco.There are no such places,all these are are trademarks,leading us to believe these chickens actually come from these places.Buy a freerange one,the texture and taste are much nice.....


The freerange ones are more expensive; and theres not any difference in the nutritional values in them - so if you cant afford the freerange ones this is decent.
Also note it's a DEALS forum, not a "buy a more expensive one" forum.

Thank you for that informed post, LouLou!
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