Grocery Store Chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by lnm03, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I typically don't buy grocery store chicken, well not for the last year when we started raising our own meaties, but were out of chicken (meaties are 3 weeks) and my nephew only eats chicken and stayed for the weekend so I went and bought two whole chickens and both legs were broke on both chickens!!! [​IMG] Is that because of how they were raised or is it because of how they were processed? I've never seen that before!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's strange. i've never had broken legs on store bought chicken.where exactly were they broken?
     
  3. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the bone just above the joint was completely broke in half
     
  4. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could have happened in procesing
     
  5. slc

    slc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once got a cornish hen that was missing a whole wing and so mangled that I wouldn't cook it. Soon we will no longer need to buy "industrialized" poultry. I finally decided when I found out that they intentionally add Arsenic to commercial poultry feed! There is no FDA requirement to test the chicken for arsenic before selling it. I'll raise my own food, thank you.
     
  6. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ARSENIC???? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Are you serious???? I am SO glad we started raising our own meaties!
     
  7. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mountaire includes low levels of arsenic in the diet. They claim it's not passed through the meat. [​IMG]
     
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mountaire includes low levels of arsenic in the diet. They claim it's not passed through the meat. [​IMG]

    Good grief. Any idea why they would do that? There must be a purpose. That doesn't excuse it, but I'm curious.
     
  9. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Supposedly it's used to promote growth, improve the color of the meat and kill parasites. Real comforting!!! I'm real surprised you found a chicken in that condition. The chicken meat industry would generally sell a chicken like that cut into pieces, so they could remove (hide) the broken parts.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  10. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was surpised too!!!

    Finding things out like arsenic in feed and all the other things they do to our chicken and other meats might lead me to be a "chicken only" kinda girl because i dont have the means to raise other meats!

    I am so glad were able to provide good chicken for my children!!!
     

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