Would you have spent so much on a chicken? My mom was appalled at the price. She said she can get chicken much cheaper. No doubt that is true. She only buys meat on sale at the local grocery store. However that meat is gross and I can't eat it, the texture is wrong and it tastes bad.
We also have a 10 lb pork loin in the freezer from a pig allowed to naturally forage for its food. We might be getting some beef later in the year but haven't decided yet.
And we have our thanksgiving turkey coming from the same Amish farm later this year.