For customers in most of the northeast, we offer free second-day shipping on orders over $99. For other states, you'll see the carrier rate for a two-day service.
We ship Wednesdays only during the winter months. Orders received after ~noon ET Wednesday through the weekend ship the following Wednesday.
Normally, we ship fresh, however all products are currently shipping super-chilled, just below the freezing point, due to UPS and FedEx having suspended guarantees/insurance. This means if they say they will get it there in two days, but do not actually, we have no recourse, and have to eat the cost of replacement. We've gone back and forth on this, shipped out a bunch of orders that didn't make it in time, had to ship replacements, and ultimately decided that for the time being, this option is the most viable. We eagerly await the reinstatement of carrier guarantees, so that we can get you your fresh poultry again! In the mean time, you should be able to 'defrost' the chicken pretty quickly by soaking in water for 30 minutes. It will not be as cold, and therefore not take as long to 'defrost' as chicken that's been frozen to 0 degrees (normal freezer temp).
In the winter, we ship orders on Wednesday, aligning with our butchering schedule, to give you chicken at its peak. Our chicken is, unquestionably, the freshest chicken available anywhere. Really. Unless you're killing it in your own backyard, the chicken you're buying from any butcher shop or grocery store has been in transit/sitting on the shelf for 5-6 days in the best case, and very often more than a week or 10 days. Our offering is different.
Look elsewhere on the internet and you'll find abundant frozen chicken for sale. That's not what we're going for at Common Wealth Poultry. Ever wonder to yourself why "tastes like chicken" caught on as a phrase? It's because chicken used to be fresh (and Air Chilled) — fresher than what you can find anywhere else. Our chicken brings that "tastes like chicken" flavor back.
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