Free range chicken - extra large, local pasture raised County Down, whole, oven ready

Free range chicken - extra large, local pasture raised County Down, whole, oven ready

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This is an extra large chicken that has been grown for longer to allow a heavier weight. They are exceptional in flavour and texture, with a large breast and white meat. They vary in weight from about 6lbs to approximately 10lbs. A 7lb extra large chicken can feed 7 people so is ideal for Christmas or other celebrations. .
Our Price: £6.99

Availability: Out of stock


If you have a recipe that requires Capon, this is the nearest to it that you will find*, in that it is a large chicken weighing from 7lb to 9lb, averaging about 8lb. These birds will should feed 8 people, depending on appetite. These extra large free range chickens have been allowed to grow naturally until they reach the heavier weights, and are fed on grain, and graze on lush green grass. They have not been castrated, nor given any hormones. *(In USA capons are produced by castration of male chickens at a day old, but this is outlawed in the EU). These extra large County Down chickens are just normal free range chickens that have not had any procedure, but simply allowed to grow and fatten to reach about 8lb weight, instead of the normal 4-5lb weight for a standard chicken for the table.) Storage: These extra large chickens will arrive frozen - please store your chicken in your freezer. We believe freezing is nature's best way of storing wholesome food, ensuring minimum food waste. We freeze it when it is perfect to preserve it in peak condition. O. Once defrosted, please store the chicken in your refrigerator, and cook within 12 hours of defrosting.