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hormones in chicken food??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blue52, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. blue52

    blue52 New Egg

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    Does most chicken layer feed have hormones and antibiotics in it? Or do I need to buy organic to avoid that..Thanks any info on food would be great were feeding our chickens country acres feed right now. It seems to be a good food just unsure on how to decifer the tag on the bag and what is in it.. Kelley
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Hormones have been illegal in chicken feed since the 1970s. I don't know if you brand of feed contains any antibiotics but none of the feeds I've used do.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    NO poultry feed contains hormones. They've been banned for over forty years now. Any that contains anti-biotics will be clearly marked and not likely to be found in a typical feed store anyway. Chick starter often has an anti-coccidial medication in it, but it's not properly an anti-biotic and will be clearly labeled as medicated anyway.

    .....Alan.
     

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