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Old 10 January 2018, 08:08 PM
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The soup will taste better if the chicken tastes better, though. Which depends both on what the chicken's been eating, and on whether it had room enough to move around much while it was alive. I wouldn't be surprised if breed might also make some difference.

-- there are certainly chicken breeds bred primarily for eating (relatively large birds with relatively fast growth rates), others bred primarily for egg laying (high egg production), and some for dual use (compromise on those two needs; generally now older breeds for small home flock production.) I didn't know there were any breeds meant to produce soup chickens as opposed to roasters, though.
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