Thoughtful Producer Free Range Whole Chicken Typically: 2.3kg



£9.08 per kg

Min. weight: 1.9 kg

Max. weight: 2.6 kg

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Fabulously Free Range Whole Chicken, the highest welfare chicken to serve at a dinner party or to treat your family with your Sunday Roast. An alternative to a joint of beef, lamb or game, with generous portions to serve 4 – 6 guests.

Brought to you by the same farming family that produce the award-winning Copas turkeys every Christmas. Determined to bring flavour back to British flocks the Copas Traditional

Turkeys team launched The Thoughtful Producer in 2015.

The Thoughtful Producer are a motley crew of foodies, poultry pros and farming fanatics who love nothing more than to feed their flocks, both bird and human. The team are happiest when they are doing things the thoughtful way which is why, for them, ensuring that their chickens live full and long lives roaming free across rolling meadows is the right thing to do.

This motley crew embrace artisan methods that take time, care and expertise. By slow growing their birds up to 3 times longer than standard chickens, The Thoughtful Producer ensure that the care and attention they receive in life is reflected in the succulent, rich and memory making flavour.

Expert foragers, cocooned in the heart of the countryside our feathered ladies are not afraid to take on the mighty worm, climb a crate or just let the breeze ruffle their feathers. We liketo let nature (and our husbandry team) do all the hard work so that our birds are free to do what birds do best, in their own time. It's not the quickest way to rear chickens, but it's the right way, and for us, it's the only way.

From an award-winning start as best in the category for "From the Field (Primary)" of the inaugural Delicious. Food awards, the Thoughtful Producer chickens have developed a following of chefs and foodies across the UK, and are guaranteed to impress the most discerning of dinner guests.


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Suitable for freezingSuitable for freezing


Product life guaranteed for 3 days excluding delivery day.

Typical Valuesper 100g
Energy kJ825
Energy kcal198
Fat (g)13.1
of which saturates (g)3.7
Carbohydrates (g)0
of which sugars (g)0
Fibre (g)0
Protein (g)20
Salt (g)0.25


Dietary Information

Free From Artificial Colours. 

Free From Artificial Flavours. 

Suitable for Coeliacs. 


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22 November 2023 by 
Excellent bird

I only buy free range chickens these days but they still come in vary quality. This one is a winner. You could smell how good it was from the aroma in the kitchen while roasting. Very meaty and full of flavour. Recommended.

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12 November 2023 by 
Large bird ..

My overall experience of this bird was positive, but ..... The cooking time was not quite long enough, despite the pop up indicator saying it was done. There was some slight traces of blood near the bone in parts which we are and we were fine. The bird was large, and would feed 6 generously. The overall flavour was good, but some of the breast was a little dry. I would buy again if on offer, but not at full price, and adapt the cooking and oven temperature slightly.

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11 November 2023 by 
Great higher welfare chicken

We've bought this chicken multiple times, normally a good size, tasty and our lucky dog absolutely loves the giblets

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06 November 2023 by 
The worse chicken we have ever bought

This is the worse chicken we ever bought or cooked and enough to put you off eating chicken again. There was no breast meat, the carcass just collapsed and was black inside. It went straight in the bin and Sunday lunch was ruined.

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02 November 2023 by 
Surprisingly big

Massive bird, much bigger than our usual free range options. Tasted absolutely fine. Followed cooking instructions but on carving felt it was still too red on either side of the body. Will stick with Nigel Slater method next time. It came with a plastic popper but no instructions on using it. I hadnt expected giblets but I made a quick stock with them and made it into chicken pie next day.

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01 November 2023 by 
The best

I left a review in 2021 stating that every purchase has been excellent. It is now November 2023 and I can report the same experience. The best ever. However, it would be good if I could buy portions, such as thighs. There is so much meat that I have to freeze it or use it over several days (2 person household).

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