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I just can NOT eat store-bought chicken now, since...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mmtillman, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    ....since I had my first taste of homegrown fresh chicken! Been butchering and eating my own chickens since the summer.Anyone else feel this way?
    When I cooked a store-bought package of legs, tonight ....I couldnt get past the awful texture and the total LACK of taste!!!!! I cant believe the DIFFERENCE in them!!
    So, I guess I am gonna have to have DH to build me yet another coop, before spring, so I can raise some cornish x birds for filling up my freezer~~YUM !
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't say yet, I can't bring myself to butcher any of mine [​IMG]
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I can say is I definitely agree. When they are store bought the texture is horrible and they are almost tasteless. We raise a lot of our own meat and I will say that what we don't raise we get from a local meat market that does well. Good luck with the new coop.[​IMG]
     
  4. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree with you, too. We had "Tony" for dinner a week before Thanksgiving. It was the first chicken I had cooked in years, and the taste was unbelievable. I kept thinking it was such a rich flavor. The store bought turkey we had a week later did not compare. Next year, I guess we'll have to raise chicken AND turkey!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Guess I'm going to have to teach my kids how to butcher chickens...
     
  6. harryg6167

    harryg6167 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will eat store bought chicken but only if it is a small carcass chicken.
    As ya'll said the texture and taste is just not as good. ( the breast and
    thighs are worse to me.)
     
  7. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:We in the Red Meat Industry say the chicken meat is merely a carrier for condiments.

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    Jim
     
  8. hrdwrkgrl

    hrdwrkgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't say yet either.. I can't bring myself to eat the meat... husband loves it. xoxox
     
  9. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from the flavor and texture of homegrown, I can't go back to store-bought after seeing a slaughterhouse video. [​IMG]

    I know my meat is a whole lot cleaner and carefully prepared!
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally agree as well. We haven't bought chicken in the store for over a year. I got some fried chicken from a store deli a while back, and it was horrible. Like you said, no flavor and very mushy.

    mmtillman, if your going to raise meat birds, I would consider a tractor instead of another coop. You'll find you'll have healthier, happier broilers, and manure managment is much easier.
     

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