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  •  We used to buy Hutterite chickens direct (2+ / 0-)
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    terabytes, Carol in San Antonio

    At my partner's office, there was a person who took orders and arranged for a truck direct from the Hutterite farm. Buying in volume like that, we were paying around $20 per chicken. They are good size birds, and "taste like chicken". That sounds a bit trite, but compared to supermarket chickens, these birds have actual flavor. Really wonderful eating.

    But the third-party arranger has moved on, and nobody is filling the void to make the direct buy.

    One of the local supermarkets does sell the Hutterite chickens now, but with their markup added, the birds are selling for around $30 each. We haven't bought any at that price.

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    by lotac on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:34:52 AM PDT

    •  A whole plucked chicken costs $20??!!! (1+ / 0-)
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      Are you for real?

      IF we pay $7.00 for a bird, it's expensive and better be fuckin' huge!

      Wow.  Just wow.

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      by PsychoSavannah on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 01:46:58 PM PDT

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      •  For real, absolutely (0+ / 0-)

        The $20 is for a fresh Hutterite chicken, sold by the Hutterite farm. Now $30 to buy a similar one retail.

        Even at Costco here, a 3-pack of smallish fresh chickens will cost around $33, that's about $11 per chicken. And they are small and not much flavour.

        Today at Safeway, small fresh fryers are about $10; somewhat larger roasters are about $15.

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        by lotac on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:19:29 PM PDT

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      •  same at my farmers market (0+ / 0-)

        about $4 a pound, pasture-raised, so a 5-lb bird would be $20. Local turkeys about the same per pound.

        I alternate between those and the 99c leg quarters on sale at the supermarket.

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