food scientists say caged chickens taste better

@sharay (2776)
India
July 7, 2008 12:58pm CST
by assesseing the quality of birds raised under various conditions and found out that those which were farmed intensively had best flavour, while those reared under organic guidelines were least tasty, hav you noted any difference in them too...
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@peavey (16473)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Caged chickens will be more tender, but as to flavor? No way. I'll take a free range chicken any day. Maybe the testers didn't know what chicken is supposed to taste like.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I would guess that caged chickens taste better than free range chickens because they would be more tender because they do not get to run around and build up their muscles. I have never really noticed a difference in them though.
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
7 Jul 08
No way, caged birds are flaccid and without flavour, their muscles never develop so there is limited meat on them. yuk. Welfare aside, I could never go back to eating caged birds. A properly free range, mature chicken will have you looking at it roast on the plate and wondering where all these extra musclegroups came from, then being amazed that you can get 6 meals off a bird where a caged one might have only done you two. There is no contest. Soup made from the carcass of a caged bird has no substance.
@dangaroo (234)
8 Jul 08
Here here, nancygibson knows what she's talking about. Caged chickens is just wrong, not to mention tasteless. Are you sure this article or discovery wasn't just a ploy to help sell a companies caged chicken meat?
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
8 Jul 08
free range chickens - caged chickens are mushy
I'll take free range chickens over caged any time. I grew up raising chickens. A free range chicken has some substance where a caged chicken is mushy. a free range chicken has a much better diet so has a much better taste. A caged chicken has a very bland diet and is raised too fast to get them to to table to gain any flavor. I have noticed that people that have been raised on instant foods and boxed mixes tend to think that they are better than the foods made from the real thing or from scratch. So maybe these scientist were raised on caged chickens and are there fore predigest.