Free Range Chicken
Some farmers raise their chickens on battery farms, which means that instead of being free to roman in a reasonably sized enclosure for at least some of the day, they are confined to a small cage. Often these cages are very tiny and the chicken doesn’t have enough room to move freely. In many cases the chickens are placed in the cage with other chickens and the animal doesn’t have enough room to move at all, which is not good for the welfare of the animals.
Battery farming has received a lot of media coverage over the last few years because of the inhumane conditions that the poultry is subjected to.
Chelsea Meats made a decision that we would not support battery farming and therefore we only stock free range chicken. Unlike battery farmed chicken, free range chicken comes from farms where the animals have plenty of space to roma freely. In reality, most Australian farmers raise their chickens in free range conditions where they are free to roam in an enclosed space. This enclosed space is generally a paddock or a chicken coop where the chickens have the ability to roam free.
In addition to selling free range chicken, our chicken comes from La Ionica Chicken. Their chickens are free from chemicals, making them free range and organic which is better for both the chickens and you as the consumer. The chicken has a more natural taste that you would expect if you raised it yourself.
Although supermarkets are stocking more free range chicken and eggs, only about 16% of their stock comes from free range farms whereas all of the chicken that we sell is free range chicken. We sell whole chickens when you feel like serving the whole family a traditional chicken roast. We also sell marinated and un-marinated chicken wings, chicken chops, breast fillets and thigh fillets. If you’re in the mood for free range chicken kiev or chicken schnitzel then visit our chicken page and have a look at our chicken options.
All of our free range chicken starts in quantities of 500 grams and you can buy as much or as little as you want. You can also choose to get it cryo packaged so you can freeze it and use it later on when you’re ready.
Chicken is one of the most versatile meats. It can be served on its own, with potatoes, salad, as a roast or barbecued if you’re having guests over in the warmer months of the year. The possibilities for our free range chicken are endless and our friendly butchers would be happy to share some ideas for our free range chicken with you. Just give us a call or browse our website and choose the cut of chicken that best appeals to your tastes.
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We guarantee the best quality beef because we supply directly from our own Gippsland farms. Our beef is consistently fine dining restaurant quality with a money back guarantee.
We source our lamb from the best Western District farm land.
We source our pork from Victoria’s best wholesale suppliers.
La Ionica chicken is a the premium brand supplied through our shop.
We offer weekly specials usually in our premium beef so that every family can enjoy a healthy diet with lots of protein from our wide range of beef products.
A variety meat pack adds interest and choice to your home cooked meals. It allows you to budget your meat needs, it includes meat in smaller cryovac packs which will stay fresh in your fridge for at least a couple of weeks until you need it.
Sauces, Gravies, Wine
Delicious sauces and gravies pre-prepared in value packs for you that can give your meal that restaurant flavour at a fraction of the restaurant cost. We match wines from select vineyards. Enjoy a glass or two from the wines we have matched with the meat, with most bottles under $25 and delivered with your meat.
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