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Old 09-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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Rocky was getting so aggressive, he went to the farm to live. I felt sorry for him, so got him a flock of 4.5 mo old hens. The problem was that the DH insisted they live in the coop so they could go in and out (no lockup at night). I said it was a bad idea. So, Rocky is back here but has to be isolated for a bit--I want him to heal (physically and mentally). Then he will get new hens and go out to the farm again--only he'll be locked up in the barn, let out when s/one is there. I don't think he'd ever go in the coop again.
Okay, I was up to date about Rocky at the farm with new hens. Here's the part, from the previous post, that I am not clear about:

"I didn't find any of his hens at the farm...and, Rocky would not get off his roosting spot so I packed him up (literally, I put him in a box) and brought him home. He has LOTS of punctures."
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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Something ate the new hens...I'm guessing a fisher or a fox.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #13
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As I was leaving the store there were 2 Publix managers outside doing what they do best, absolutely nothing. So, I asked them what they were going to do with the $95.00 turkey when nobody buys it. Don't think that rubbed them the right way.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #14
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I remember the days (only a few years ago) when you could buy a whole turkey for less than $10.

I guess those days are over now. As recently as 2-3 years ago I recall supermarkets using holiday turkeys as a loss leader.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #15
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I remember the days (only a few years ago) when you could buy a whole turkey for less than $10.

I guess those days are over now. As recently as 2-3 years ago I recall supermarkets using holiday turkeys as a loss leader.
Last year, I rebelled against the price of turkey parts being so much higher than a whole turkey. I bought a small store brand turkey for $6 ($0.59 per pound for 10 pounds) and cut it up. Carcass, wings and legs went to make stock for Thanksgiving dinner. Breasts and thighs were boned and frozen for later meals. I'll do the same again this year if my shoulder progresses to the point where it can stand the rigors of preparing a holiday meal.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:08 AM   #16
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A local supermarket had fresh legs and thighs packs on offer, the pack weighs a min of 4lbs (I picked the four biggest at 41/2lbs) The pack price was 3 or under $5.
I boned stuffed and roasted a thigh last night and it had very good flavor.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:52 AM   #17
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Last year, I rebelled against the price of turkey parts being so much higher than a whole turkey. I bought a small store brand turkey for $6 ($0.59 per pound for 10 pounds) and cut it up. Carcass, wings and legs went to make stock for Thanksgiving dinner. Breasts and thighs were boned and frozen for later meals. I'll do the same again this year if my shoulder progresses to the point where it can stand the rigors of preparing a holiday meal.
Turkey parts? I've never bought a "turkey part" (except see below). Honestly, I'm part of the reason supermarkets quit selling turkeys at dirt cheap prices during the holidays. For years I've always loaded up on as many turkeys that would fit in my freezer. Keep in mind that I'm single so I don't have a family to feed...

I'd freeze them whole or I'd part them out. Is the whole worth more than the sum of the parts? (Not as far as I can see...)

If I had a deep freezer (I didn't) I would have bought enough holiday turkeys to last the rest of the year!!! I would have bought a couple dozen if I only had the place to put them (frozen).

I was the supermarket's worst fear! I'd buy lots of loss leader turkeys and then the rest of my spending was frugal.

I've always told people (like I'm telling the forum now) that cooking a turkey is no more complicated than cooking a TV dinner. For basic turkey all you do is preheat your oven and then wash off the turkey and stick it in No stuffing, no surface treatment required (like buttering). Just stick it in the oven and time it (# per hour) or better, use a remote reading thermometer.

I've cooked whole turkeys many time to eat alone. I don't need any festivity. And whenever I've cooked a turkey you could almost count on my making turkey enchiladas and turkey crepes in the successive nights...

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A local supermarket had fresh legs and thighs packs on offer, the pack weighs a min of 4lbs (I picked the four biggest at 41/2lbs) The pack price was 3 or under $5.
I boned stuffed and roasted a thigh last night and it had very good flavor.
(Exception to Greg's rule above.) I've always been a sucker for nice thighs. I see a nice package of thighs and I see possibility, not the supermarket parting it out and hoping the sum is more than the parts.

Chicken livers used to be cheap, cheap, cheap! Then people who didn't freak out at the thought of eating liver starting hitting the chix livers and the price went up and they're almost as expnsive as the rest of the parts now.

I just simper when I see some nice thighs at the supermarket! I grab them right away and if nothing else I roast one of them and make Williams ranch sauce from the package (and often pour it over myy potato and/or starch ingredient.

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get turkey thighs ready to eat in about 40 minutes! A single thigh makes a nice dinner for a single guy! And cheap! I can't recall exactly but it's approximately $4-$5 for a generic turkey thigh inner per Person. This is one of my all time favorite quick and simple recipes!
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These are monster thighs greg, the packs have a thigh and leg in them, the thigh weighed nearly 3lbs. Stuffed it fed the two of us with enough left over for salad today.
Fresh chicken livers are about $1.60/lbs over here.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:24 AM   #19
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High food prices have arrived here too.

Going out today to find some turkey for next week's thanksgiving dinner, will report later what I find.

Our local store usually limits the number of loss-leader turkeys which one person can buy (either 2 or 3). It's only fair to share.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:14 AM   #20
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The best price I have seen advertised here (Ottawa) was at Foodland for $1.27/lb.
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