Chicken drumsticks (pack of 7, reduced price)

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I wonder if any of these came from the same chicken?

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Hello, my name is Gabrielle and I'll be your commodity consultant today.
There's is indeed a chance that these chicken drumsticks could have come from the same chicken (the drumstick being the lower portion of the leg quarter- http://www.chicken.org.au/page.php?id=12. Each chicken can produce up to two drumsticks and 4 'breasts' (because of the way the meat is cut- see here for more detail;http://www.salon.com/2014/01/26/americas_chicken_wing_disgrace_why_you_should_skip_this_snack_on_super_bowl_sunday/ ). So, technically yes- depending on whether the drumstick parts of the chicken are butchered, processed and packed next to each other, there is a chance they could be from the same bird. The chance is relatively small since the drumstick components are typically placed into a big vat with other chicken legs which are often then split between different companies (the chicken is not necessarily exclusive to Co-op, as well as packets (http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/t0561e/t0561e00.htm). However the chance of them being from the same chicken is not impossible. This article offers great insight into the poultry industry- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29219843 if you wanted to find out a bit more!

Thanks for your question, Gabby

by MoCCconsultantGabrielle on May 21st at 12:42pm
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