Honestly, I don't know what to do. I try so hard to do what's best for my family, what's best for animals, and what's best for the Earth.
When I became enlightened on factory farming and just how disgusting the American meat industry is I converted my family to vegan meats (we still eat our eggs and all, just the "meat" we buy is vegan). It's organic non-GMO soy based proteins and they turn it into hot dogs, burgers, sausage, chicken nuggets, lunch meat, fajita steak strips, you name it they make it! Obviously eating like that is more difficult, but I thought I was doing the right thing. Now some scientists are saying diets heavy in soy are bad for little boys because their body misinterprets an enzyme in the soy as estrogen and can begin "feminizing" them at puberty and in worst case scenarios rendering them sterile!!! They're also saying soy based formula for baby boys is one of the worst things you can give them-- 7 years ago when my son was born doctor's were saying it was the best, so that's what I fed him and it was EXPENSIVE! I feel like I can't win!
So that brings me to my moral dilemma of meat chickens. I've been on again off again vegetarian for years. Now that this vegan thing can pose a potential threat to my son, I have to find an alternative protein source and it won't be factory farm meats. A local person is selling cornish cross broilers as 4 day old chicks for $3 a piece, no minimum. Personally I believe heritage breeds are better I don't go for any of the crosses, but for the first time I need the birds to be here the shortest time possible because I bond with my chickens very quickly. And when it comes time, I don't know how I will go through with it.
BUT TO MY QUESTION:
I know the broilers that grow fast need high protein rations, but on TSC's website of poultry feed it just looks like normal chick feed.
Please tell me the brand/ where you get your high protein broiler feed?
Edited by dutchbunny83 - 5/11/13 at 6:01am