We talked about this as well. What if they eat treated grass or have been vaccinated or on antibiotics? That's certainly worth knowing, because our guy and gals are raised pretty naturally. I think over time we are going to have to set some standards of sorts with ourselves and judge living conditions a little. The really sad reality is that even a rooster from what we would consider bad backyard conditions probably is twice as healthy as any factory bird. Which blows my mind.i dont think we would eat a rooster coming from filthy backyard conditions and it makes me feel a little strange about what i've been eating all these years.
Then the flock of birds I watched in the barnyard of a Mennonite harness maker could not be counted among the ranks of the happy, healthy, and contented chickens.
One of the harness maker's other customers had his horse & buggy tied to a hitching post beside the barnyard gate and the cock-of-the-walk with all his lady friends were gathered in the shade of the horse's hindquarters enjoying what to chickens is the breakfast of champions. I'm talking about all natural dark green horse nuggets.
Are you suggesting that you would not eat a chicken or even a chicken's egg produced by a hen eating all natural, smoking fresh, dark green horse nuggets? It kind of makes me wonder about what else is in Dr. Zeus's green eggs and ham.