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In a nut shell the state regulations are no more than 3,000 chickens and the eggs can't be sold more than 100 miles away from the hens.  So there isn't an issue with the commercial chicken feed?  I wasn't sure if maybe grain fed was more natural and healthier.

post #12 of 12
It depends on what YOU WANT wink.png

Fresh grains ARE healthier... Commercial feed usually has fillers and animal byproducts, and if you source organic commercial feed, its super pricey.

What do you plan for the chickens/eggs? Meat birds for yourself and breeders? Organic, free range eggs? Or just commercial eggs and commercial meat?

That's what will be the deciding factor on how much you're willing to pay, IMO smile.png

I grow a lot of my feed supplies, so I get a discount lol, but I can source the other grains I need organic for just a few dollars more per bushel than commercial, and my eggs are organic, so to me, its worth the extra few bucks. That and I might add in a few extra goodies, like BOSS, for my kids to get better eggs wink.png
Edited by shortgrass - 10/26/15 at 1:56pm
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990759/chickens-in-permaculture

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1008185/lets-talk-relocation

3rd generation of Colorado ranchers, raising organic alfalfa, corn, Red Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep and of course, chickens! Comitted to a lifetime of health without chemicals, I am entirely dependent on what God has given me to nurture soil, plant, and animal. Sharing...
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