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GMO free hens?!?!

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I got GMO free chicken feed from a local farmer and my layers have been eating that since they were switched to layer feed. I did feed them GMO starter feed. I'm sure the hatchery they came from fed their moms GMO corn. They have also gotten into my compost which I know contains some GMO produce.

Questions:

1. Do hens and roosters have to be GMO free for their offspring to be GMO free.

2. If a hen eats GMOs at any point in it's life, is/are it(or it's eggs) unable to be called GMO free for ever, even if it never eats GMOs again?

3. If I wanted to raise organic chickens and all I have access to is gmo chicks, can I raise them on organic feed and breed them to get organic chickens?

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I have read about this topic...GMO & Organic. This is a great web page. #7 addresses the question you are asking.

http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org/genetically-modified-organism-gmo-use-in-the-chicken-industry/

When chickens get wormed I think you wait like 5 days or eggs before you can eat the eggs again. I'm assuming when you switch the feed the first feed would be out of their system within a week. Are you raising the birds for their meat or their eggs?

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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I am raising them for eggs, Thanks for the article!

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