Drug and medication free range chickens...

duluthralphie

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My chickens free range.

I live on a farm that decades ago raised "hemp" for rope for the war effort, is what my Dad always said. He tried to kill it as it is listed as a noxious weed here in Minnesota since the 50's. I have tried to kill it since we have been here.

Before anyone thinks they can come and harvest it. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. I have never smoked marijuana and never will, no one will smoke this.....


Now the question:

My chickens are eating the buds and leaves off the plants...

Can I still sell them as non-medicated birds?
 

chooks4life

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The kind of people who steal aren't the sort to respect your orders not to; your hometown is listed in your profile. If you advertise that you have hemp growing as a 'noxious weed' in your area, well, this is a public forum and all... All sorts of people here, as much as we like to think it's only 'friendlies'.

If it's a certain type of hemp its THC content etc is negligible; if it was used for ropes etc that's likely what sort it is. That'd be one of the same sorts they feed to livestock. I doubt you have anything to worry about, with your chooks eating it. After all, it's a noxious weed, not classed as a medication. ;)

Best wishes.
 

duluthralphie

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The kind of people who steal aren't the sort to respect your orders not to; your hometown is listed in your profile. If you advertise that you have hemp growing as a 'noxious weed' in your area, well, this is a public forum and all... All sorts of people here, as much as we like to think it's only 'friendlies'.

If it's a certain type of hemp its THC content etc is negligible; if it was used for ropes etc that's likely what sort it is. That'd be one of the same sorts they feed to livestock. I doubt you have anything to worry about, with your chooks eating it. After all, it's a noxious weed, not classed as a medication. ;)

Best wishes.


Yeppers, I just thought it was funny that the chickens were eating it. I guess I never knew it was a livestock feed. I just knew it as being a rope hemp. The THC content is about 0.00000000000001.



I heard of kids back in the 70's trying to smoke the stuff, I think all they got was sick.
 
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chooks4life

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Yeppers, I just thought it was funny that the chickens were eating it. I guess I never knew it was a livestock feed. I just knew it as being a rope hemp. The THC content is about 0.00000000000001.

I heard of kids back in the 70's trying to smoke the stuff, I think all they got was sick.

The hulled seeds are sold for livestock feed in many places, even here, also for human feed. High Omegas etc. The hull contains most of the nutritive stuff but also the endosperm and makes it a viable seed obviously so they can't sell it whole.

I've also heard of 'industrial hemp' making people sick, but that doesn't stop some ruthless types selling the buds to those who don't know better.

Anyway, best wishes with all that. I don't expect this will ever be a problem for you, to be honest. Who tests chicken meat for THC etc? ;)
 

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You can't sell your birds as organic, or medication free, or anything like that without getting USDA certified.


Well, you can do whatever you want, but it's against the law.
 

chooks4life

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Always worth looking into your local laws, they change stuff all the time. Here you can sell them without certification, in most places you can do so whether it's legal or not simply because they won't check up on it ---- too vast a market to try to control it seems.
 

duluthralphie

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You can't sell your birds as organic, or medication free, or anything like that without getting USDA certified.


Well, you can do whatever you want, but it's against the law.


CALL THE FBI!!!!

QUICKLY!


I tell people I use no medication. I sell them without any medication, hence Non-medicated.........

BTW, I will do whatever I want. It is suppose to be a free country. I am and always have been honest, and honestly my birds are drug and medication free.
 

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The FDA has rules because there's a long history of people getting sick because of people like you. If you're not following those rules, you're a nuisance to public health.


You asked a question - the question was answered - you can't legally do this. Physically, you can do whatever the heck you want.

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duluthralphie

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The FDA has rules because there's a long history of people getting sick because of people like you. If you're not following those rules, you're a nuisance to public health.


You asked a question - the question was answered - you can't legally do this. Physically, you can do whatever the heck you want.



See the above post, I can legally do it.....


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