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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickensAreSweet, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Songster

    Oct 5, 2010
    Pacific NW
    WOW! I had no idea that "organic chicken feed" ment no "animal" ingredients; what?! Article does a great job of exposing just how unnatural a vegetarian diet is (atleast for chickens).
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Yeah, chickens are omnivores. But there is probably a reason- maybe it has to do with getting organic certification.

    I just liked the info on the various feed components, and the charts.
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Organic feed can have organic certified fish meal in it. (fish meal without the preservative.) Just no mammal..

  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Quote:It answers consumer concerns about feeding animal by-products to livestock. Mammalian and avian by-products are not allowed in organic production. Yes, chickens are omnivores, but they weren't exactly eating processed beef, pork, and poultry slaughter remnants in the jungle.

    We have a large certified organic flock here. They are fed a whole grain diet, but pick up plenty of bugs, worms, mice, moles and such from the pasture, season permitting.
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thanks for the info ON and MacinAbilene!

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