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Are you buying fresh chicken at the grocery store? If so,where,what brand?

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  1. The natural chicken at Whole Foods is very good.

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    1. re: Thor123

      I use Fresh and Easy and also Trader Joes natural chicken.

    2. Jidori.

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      1. re: TonyC

        Yeah, our 99 Ranch now carries Jidori. One of the only chicken I will pay a premium for.

        Also Marukai carries Shelton's which is damn tasty.

        1. re: A5 KOBE

          Which 99? If you don't mind? I find the "poorer" 99's don't have whole, only quartered/butchered, etc.

          1. re: TonyC

            Chino Hills

            Also, the Super H Mart in Diamond Bar carries both Jidori and Shelton's.

      2. Just avoid Foster Farm's & Zachy Farms, owned by the Zachy family, as well as any from the large factory farms in Arkansas, where walmart and ralphs get theirs, as but two examples.
        Free Range is a good word to look for on the labeling. The word natural says nothing, and even free range can have more than one meaning, depending on....
        The usual suspects at the higher end of the retail spectrum will be better bets. Costco only carries Foster Farms, for example.

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        1. re: carter

          Our Costco carries Coleman which is very good.

        2. I like Mary's Free Range chicken, available at Whole Foods and Bristol Farms:

          http://www.maryschickens.com/store.html

          1. I buy our chicken from Sprouts.

            1. Coleman at Costco is, I believe, approved by the non GMO certification folks. Have also had TJoe's organic--very very juicy but I think they pump it up with water. Whole Foods organic also good.

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              1. re: sandiasingh

                both TJ organic and TJ "free range" are waterlogged beyond belief. They shouldn't be 4+ lbs, but they are because of the water. not funny at all.

              2. Mitsuwa

                1. CAL Poultry.

                  If I'm actually going to buy "fresh" chicken, I forgo grocery stores and just go to CAL Poultry in Rosemead.