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Air Chillin'

Haystack Farm is proud to announce we can now sell our chickens as "air chilled". We just came back from Pigeon Lake Poultry Processors with a load of beautiful looking "air chilled" birds!

When chickens are processed the carcass must be cooled quickly to prevent bacterial growth that can lead to spoilage. Many facilities do this by putting them into a bath of cold water with or without ice. However do to other contaminants possibly being on the birds (ie. fecal bits or dirt etc) they must chlorinate that water. Air chilling not only avoid this chlorinated bath so the carcass does not take on water, but there is a body of thought that it can better preserve the natural flavours of the meat as well. I guess we'll let you be the judge!

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