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Can someone tell me why my very in-date chicken is

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gaelicsheep Fri 07-Jan-11 22:32:34

blue?! Inside the flaps of skin on the bum and from the looks of it inside as well. It will be going back to Tesco, but I've never seen anything like it before.

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 07-Jan-11 22:36:01

Maybe it was playing a sex game before it snuffed it?

gaelicsheep Fri 07-Jan-11 22:40:11


meltedmarsbars Fri 07-Jan-11 22:40:17

Bruising? If it wasn't completely dead before plucking, evisceration, etc?

meltedmarsbars Fri 07-Jan-11 22:40:59

BTW why are you looking up a dead chicken's bum at half ten at night?

Just wondered...

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 07-Jan-11 22:42:48

ARe you sure its not from the packaging? Sometimes the packing colour can come off...gross but true....

gaelicsheep Fri 07-Jan-11 22:46:17

Well I was about to joint it for the freezer, as it so happens.

Given that I buy whole chickens so I can make stock I'm not too sure about this one. D'you reckon Tesco's will swap it? Don't want to risk it with a 6.5 month old.

PussinJimmyChoos Sat 08-Jan-11 08:26:42

I wouldn't take any chances with chicken - especially with such a young child

Tescos will probably take it back without any worries. My mum had a rank chicken from Asda online delivery once and she rang and complained - they sent someone out with a fresh chicken and took the old one away - I was impressed with that quite frankly <easily pleased emoticon>

ppeatfruit Sat 08-Jan-11 09:29:58

IMO if you buy cheap (battery) chickens that's what you get.

PussinJimmyChoos Sat 08-Jan-11 09:35:41

That's a bit of an assumption..for all you know, this could be a Tescos Organic/Free range chicken

ppeatfruit Sat 08-Jan-11 09:50:19

I reckon the poster would have said if that were the case.

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 20:28:23

Why would "the poster" have said? Would it make any difference to the safety of a blue chicken? Or perhaps I'd have more right to be annoyed if I'd spent £9 instead of £5.60?

"The poster" bought a not cheap Willow Farm chicken. I care deeply about animal welfare, but my statutory maternity pay doesn't stretch to free range or organic. We eat chicken once in a blue moon as it is. Those cheap chickens you mention would be broilers not battery chickens as it happens.

Incidentally said chicken is now smelling distinctly off and stupid me forgot to take it with us to town today. A special trip would cost at least a fiver in petrol so chicken now in the bin. Very angry.

Fifichef Sat 08-Jan-11 20:58:10

Who knows - it might have flown all the way from Taiwan. Pay a bit more and stretch it out for an extra meal.

Doramustdie Sat 08-Jan-11 21:01:46

You know what spennylots organic, cornfed, running around a field chickens go off just the same as cheapo chickens. Utter bollocks from those who assume it was a value chicken.....

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 21:02:49

Sorry, is four meals for a family of four, plus 2 litres of stock, being wasteful? It is a British high welfare chicken fgs. Exactly why is this my fault?

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 21:04:21

2 pints sorry. The rest stands.

Food snobs who don't have to worry where the next meal is coming from really really annoy me.

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 21:14:23

Oh and you know what ppeatfruit? I nearly mentioned that it wasn't a cheap chicken but decided it was irrelevant. IMO every 6 month old baby has a right not to be fed dodgy chicken, not just those with parents that can afford organic.

PussinJimmyChoos Sat 08-Jan-11 21:15:21

Exactly, totally wrong to assume what quality of chicken the OP had purchased. Does this mean that if everyone bought value meat, they deserve to have a stinking carcass when they open it up at home???

Ppeat - take your head out of your own arse before that turns blue, there's a luv

meltedmarsbars Sat 08-Jan-11 22:18:37

Hey! A Real Food Fight!

<<ducks and runs>>

or should that be

<<chickens out>>

[wince emoticon]

Doramustdie Sat 08-Jan-11 22:27:43

grin meltedmarsbars! Do they go off!?

VivaLeBeaver Sat 08-Jan-11 22:32:23

Fish it out the bin and freeze it, ring Tesco tomorrow and tell them you will be bringing it back at your convenience. Take it back to Tesco next time you're going, they will make a note of your call and should still give you a refund/replacement when you go in.

Lindax Sat 08-Jan-11 22:35:20

young fit bird according to this under point number 11

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 22:44:58

Lindax, my browser is playing up and won't open the document. Can you cut and paste?

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 22:46:22

Sorry, just found it in html. Will read...

gaelicsheep Sat 08-Jan-11 22:48:22

Hmm, it was more a dark greyish blue - like it had been dyed with blue ink.

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