(Whoops -- accidentally posted this on the Midwest board first)
Hi -- I've just found out about these live poultry markets where you can buy chickens which are slaughtered and cleaned on site for you. This sounds like a brilliant idea to me, but I can't really find out any information online about them.
First, does anyone have a list of all of them with adresses?
But my main question is, are these all created equal? Are there ones to avoid? Are some much better than others?
I'm in Hyde Park, and would like to go to the one closest to me (which I'm guessing is the Chicago Live Poultry House at 2601 W. 26th). Does anyone have any experience with this one in particular?
How are the birds raised? How much should I expect to pay (e.g. for a 3lb ready to cook bird, what would the corresponding weight of a live bird be)?
What are typical hours? Are they open on Sundays?
Anyway, thanks in advance for any help you can give.