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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    And the farmers market chickens are so little and cute - which as we all know should be a primary concern for choosing food.
    Makes sense, it is the same criteria I use for chosing wives. kidding!

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    Thanks Annie! I actually always wondered why the air chilled chicken was more expensive and what the difference was. I try to get the chicken from a local farm, but sometimes get organic air chilled. I will never again buy chicken that isn't air chilled.
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    I have read about this for many years. Producers like it because it increases the weight of the product, while air-chilling reduces it.

    They always used to refer to the soaking liquid as "fecal soup".

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    I'm glad this was new to a lot of you, because I almost didn't post about it. Now I'm glad I did. Unfortunately I don't have a Whole Foods or natural food market nearby. We do have a Super Wal-Mart which sucks, and a couple of Martin's food stores which are related to Giant foods. That is where I purchased the watery, spongy, "organic" chicken. There is a Wegman's down the road from me but it's not around the corner by any means. However, I can get a pastured, air-chilled whole chicken for $2.99/lb. There are a couple of farms but unfortunately their products are not in the budget.

    I also don't understand why they can't just chill the damn things. Why do they have to take a swim through the same chemical swimming pool as thousands of other dead chickens? They don't get their own bucket to chill in. It's really quite disgusting if you think about it.

    On the ATK show I watched, the host did say that you could spend something like 40 or 50 cents more per pound because of the retained water weight. Five percent is actually a lot, very disappointing for an already more expensive, organic product. The Perdue chicken had 1% retained water on the package. I thought I was doing a good thing by purchasing the organic chicken. Now I know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    Makes sense, it is the same criteria I use for chosing wives. kidding!
    you buy your wives at the farmer's market? They go by the pound or by the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieW View Post
    I also don't understand why they can't just chill the damn things. Why do they have to take a swim through the same chemical swimming pool as thousands of other dead chickens? They don't get their own bucket to chill in.
    lol... the slaughterhouse spa.... sorry.... my off-the-wall sense of humor just kicked in....

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    They go by the pound or by the head?
    There is really no safe way to answer that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    There is really no safe way to answer that.
    ahhhh.... Is sees you point......

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    Good thing I am sensitive to chicken and try to limit it. I exclusively buy chicken at WF, where it is air-chilled, so I guess it's good in the hood. Thanks for the info.

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