Thanks Donrae. Do you think it's because we aren't pumping ours with a lot of hormones, and then oils during processing? Or because our run around the chicken run and theirs are dormant in cages? I have noticed since I started buying organic chicken in the store, the texture is very different. I am not raising my chickens for food themselves, but it seems inevitable that they will become food at some point. I was just thinking of eggs. I will have to grow some more to adjust to eating them. The rooster became very aggressive with the chicks, and seriously wounded one of them. For that, he is in the freezer, and the chick is ICU in my garage.Mine are always stiffer than the grocery store birds. I rest/brine for 2-3 days and then cook and they're just fine.