Originally Posted by footfeathers
GMO stands for genetically modified organism.
My family and I are organic and non-gmo, and because of this we are wanting to raise our own "organic" chickens, we have much experience in raising them, also.
Since most chickens are raised on gmo feeds or are even genetically modified themselves we've been having a hard time searching for chickens that are not.
I am needing roosters and hens that have been raised organic/non gmo (preferably from a completely non gmo genetic history). Any breed of chicken larger than the bantam/banty breeds is okay.
We are located in the central Oklahoma area, if this helps.
If you know of any breeders please reply ASAP.
Here are my 2 cents: I recommend American gamefowl. To have a chicken that is free of gmo, you'll probably have to wait for the 3rd generation. 1st generation might have gmo's fed to them at some point in their life and so their eggs/chicks will have residual gmo (and therefore those chicks/chickens wont qualify under your standards). When the chicks hatch, they need protein and so you'll have to find sufficient amounts for them. When those chicks grow up on a gmo-free diet, their chicks will be the chickens you want to eat, etc. Good luck.
terminology: gmo = as stated before, it's foreign ~protein that has been injected into the plant/animal and incorporated into it's DNA/genes
selectively bred = an organism that has been bred for certain characteristics (e.g. more eggs and meat) and has not had foreign protein injected into them, such as the chicken in your profile picture
(off topic: I'm not for or against gmo's, but here's an elementary comment - an "apple" has a natural gene that causes the fruit to ripe later. That same gene is inserted into a "banana" in hopes of prolonging the "banana" from ripening so that the "banana" can have more time in between for export/import. When someone eats that "banana", they are eating the "banana" with the "apple" gene - so pretty much it's like eating a "banana" and an "apple" at the same time. All foods mix when it goes into the stomach (food is broken down into their essentials) so how is it different from eating a "banana" with an "apple" gene different from actually eating both a "banana" and an "apple"?)