Getting good stewing hens

I am feeling that it gets harder and harder to find a good stewing hen/chicken.

I use to make chicken broth or soup when someone in my family is sick and it gets harder every time to find a decent one without pre-ordering it. Today I was only able to get half chickens.

I do not have the space to grow my own chickens and not the freezer space to store either enough broth or chicken.

And I normally do use the pulled chicken meat either for salads or chicken fricasse the next day.

Do you have the same problem or a good solution for it?