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fresh chicken

This weekend we are having a birthday dinner for my son. The recipe calls for 2 1/2 to 3 lb chickens and they need to be quartered. Foster Farms chickens might be this size (but are probably smaller) but I doubt a grocery store butcher would want to bother quartering packaged meet for me. Alternatively, I could go to Whole Foods where they will cut the chickens up but they're too large -- 5 or 6 lbs.

Does anyone have a recommendation for where I could get 2 1/2 to 3 lb chickens?
Ellin

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  1. You can get them at the butchers in the LA Farmers' Market (at The Grove). There is one butcher whose name I cannot remember, but it is close to the crepe place that seems to specialize in poultry.

    1. If Farmer's Market is too far, try Gelson's or Whole Foods. They have "real butchers" who will do it.

      1. Thanks. But at Whole Foods the smallest chickens are about twice the size I need.

        1. Chinatown! There's a place that has live animals out back and they do it all inside.

          I'm sure they'd perform that service.

          1. 99 Ranch Market.

            http://www.99ranch.com/

            One of the few groceries left with butchers behind the meat counter that will disassemble carcasses to your specifications.

            - Chubbypanda

            http://epicurious-wanderer.blogspot.com

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            1. re: Chubbypanda

              I'm a HUGE fan of 99 ranch. Up till discovering this Chowhound thing I didn't know that there were people who loved that place as much as I do.

              We need a 99 Ranch and Jon's forum...just to discuss our love of those places.