9 hours ago
I lived in Bosnia until I was 24. My family and I lived on an organic farm most of my childhood, where our chickens roamed freely all around our farm which had fields & woods for them to peck at. I find the treatment of broiler chickens appalling.
Reading how most of our supermarket chickens are bred is just heartbreaking.
Please choose free range or organic; a lot of other labels are very misleading.
These photos were taken today, as I was reading our Which magazine.
I know a lot of families buy their meat according to their budget, but we can still buy organic free range chickens, and just make them last for longer. For example, if you buy your meat from your local butcher, they can cut it and prepare it to your desired cuts to suit your family needs. Also, if you take your own containers in, then you avoid using any unnecessary plastic. Plus, you support a local family business. Argh, wish there was more education wildly available on the welfare of the meat we buy & its origin. Because for example Tesco’s was selling some of their meat, stating that it was from a farm, where actually the named farm had nothing to do with the supermarket. We, as a family, only buy our meat from two sources, from @riverford or from our local butcher. I half the packs, as they arrive from Riverford, before I put them in the freezer & I ask my butcher to separate the meat for us into more, smaller, portions. Please consider it, because any chicken that’s not organic & free range, has an estimated personal space the size of an A4 sheet of paper. And this estimate is for the “higher welfare” chickens. You can just imagine how little space the caged hens have. 😢
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