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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickensAreSweet, Oct 25, 2010.
This is a fun website!!!
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).
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.
Organic feed can have organic certified fish meal in it. (fish meal without the preservative.) Just no mammal..
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.
Thanks for the info ON and MacinAbilene!