$12 stewing hens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by scooter147, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    I almost fell over. I just got back from the grocery store and normally just pass right on by the chicken section (since I have freezer full) but stopped to have a look. The stewing hens were priced at $12 a piece. WOW!!!!!!
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Doesn't shock me... it's probably priced according to "specialty" items. Kind of how a 8-12 ounce silkie stew bird is prized for black meat and goes for about 12 bucks each.... that said, free ranged organic chicken is like 6-7 a LB!
  4. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2007
    Well, since the grocery stores don't raise the chickens... they have to make a profit too being the middle man.

    I sell mine for $8.00 each... if a store would want to buy them... they would still be $8.00 each. So for the store to make profit... well you seen it... $12.00 each.

    This is why if you don't buy your products from local farmers, be prepared to pay higher prices for fresh local foods at a store... or in this case... niche items such as a stewing hen.

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