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super market chicken vs farm organic chicken

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Created December 11, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Hi i am doing my best to get paleo meat. but my budget is limited, i have been told its better to get the beef and pork grass fed than the chicken as a priority.

i found a chicken that is grain and and i wanted to know if for the price it is a better alternative then buying the supermarket chicken for half the price.

http://www.ferme-des-voltigeurs.ca/en-CA/why-chicken-so-good/grain-fed-chicken

let me know what you think. i believe the whole chicken in store was 20 dollard canadian which is almost 21 dollard us. and supermarket whole chicken is near 10 dollars.

is that better for me than supermarket meat or m ight as well buy supermarket meat. im talking healt wise, because taste wise its probably better. on the chicken its says organing approved

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on December 28, 2012
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Re: Chicken and hormones... chickens are already grown as fast as possible, to size in a matter of 6 weeks or so. They're not cows where intensive feeding and supplements halve the time to weight.

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on December 12, 2012
at 10:30 AM

I don't eat chicken if it isn't at least "free range" organic. As far as nasty amounts of contaminants go, it and conventional pork are at the top of the list. Farmed green lip mussels are pretty cheap and tasty and some antibiotic free lean cut of conventional beef and pastured eggs would be my go-to's if I had no other options.

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on January 11, 2013
at 05:56 AM

There is no difference really between the organic Voltigiers chicken and the regular supermarket one. Both are raised in CAFO type chicken houses, both are a frankenchicken breed and both are stuffed full of grain. They suck equally. If you really want chicken try find a local farm that raises free range chickens and make sure they are out on grass. Ultimately even those chickens are usually the highly hybridised Cornish Rock broilers. If you can find a local farm raising any other breed on grass you will have found the healthiest and best tasting chicken possible.

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on January 11, 2013
at 05:45 AM

I'd say, don't let perfect get in the way of pretty damn good. As long as you're not shoveling conventional chicken everyday, I think you're okay. That being said, if you rotate your meats n' veg, you'll be just fine. Certainly better than random snack cakes and processed junk on a budget.

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on January 11, 2013
at 03:58 AM

Meat, chicken or beef or pork, is always better if it's pristine and raised well. Still, if that's not available or within your budget, it's fine to go with what you can get. It's all still better than processed fake food.

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on December 14, 2012
at 01:15 AM

well actually, la ferme des voltigeurs is a local form. I am in the quebec province and they are indeed from quebec

http://www.ferme-des-voltigeurs.ca/en-CA/why-chicken-so-good/grain-fed-chicken

there is another farm though that i know trusted people who buy beef and eggs grass-fed from them. I suppose this is trust worthy. and probably 3-5$ extra then the grain fed organic in the store from les voltigeurs.

I dont eat a great quantitie of meat. usually 200-300$ calorie of meat per meal which means 100-150g of meat per meal. My diet is more high fat-medium carb low protein. Because I dont believe in high protein diet or in a high carb diet, so I balance things out to my needs and budget.

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on December 12, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Chicken cannot be fed or treated with hormones. There are also guidelines for when antibiotics can be used.

But the chicken is certainly grain fed, and it probably led a pretty crappy life in a small, confined space. The chicken almost certainly has some antibiotics residue given that all of these factory farms have 100s of chickens in a small space, so if once gets sick, then they just treat all of the chickens.

When you buy organic, free-range chicken from a local farm -- you are also typically getting grain fed chicken. It's pretty rare to find an actual farm that lets the chickens fend for themselves in a big field.

IMO the chicken from the grocery store is probably fine. And if you have a budgetary constraint, I wouldn't think twice. But if you have the means, find a local farmer you can trust.

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on December 28, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Re: Chicken and hormones... chickens are already grown as fast as possible, to size in a matter of 6 weeks or so. They're not cows where intensive feeding and supplements halve the time to weight.

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on December 12, 2012
at 01:41 PM

Okey I see. I will wait for some more answers see if there is more opinion. but your opinion is thaat any chicken that i grain-fed is really bad and even grass-fed is bottom of the list and beef is top of the list

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