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Buy live cornish hen/Chicken

raas025 Jan 12, 2013 09:03 AM

I'm looking for live Cornish hen/chicken in and around DE and Philadelphia area. I m used to getting fresh live chicken butchered, cleaned & cooked on same day where the taste is indefinite I hate frozen ones. I usually buy fresh live chicken cut/cleaned from oriental supermarket in phillychinatown but they don't carry Cornish hen.
I appreciate if anyone lets me know where I can get live Cornish hens around this area.


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    cwdonald Jan 14, 2013 06:00 AM

    Its a bit out of the area, but if you are willing to travel to Princeton NJ, Griggstown Market may be able to help you They raise their poultry right there, and you may be able to call ahead to order the cornish game hen.


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    1. re: cwdonald
      raas025 Jan 14, 2013 06:16 AM

      if Cornish hen is available at this poultry I don't mind taking a trip to NJ once in a while . I will call them right today and check it out. Thank you very much for reply and passing on.


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      barryg Jan 14, 2013 06:32 AM

      There are other live poultry markets in the 9th St market, below Washington Ave; 7th & Dickinson; and on Spring Garden between 11th & 12th (not 100% sure if that one is still there). No idea if any have cornish hen but if you're in the city already it wouldn't be too hard to cruise around to them.

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      1. re: barryg
        raas025 Jan 14, 2013 07:14 AM

        I used to buy live chickens cut and cleaned from one the one at Spring Garden Street, they carry young chicken, baby chicken and Rooster also but not Cornish . I don't know any other poultry although I tried to search thru streets cant locate , since the area is not familiar to me.
        Thank you for response.


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