How to Make Organic Layer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RIRlover, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. RIRlover

    RIRlover New Egg

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    Hi,
    I'm new to chicken raising on my own and I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a Organic Layer formula that would give them the protein they need to lay but I would like to advertise the eggs I sell as Organic and Farm Fresh, xtra large brown eggs. Right now they are on Dumor 16% layer pellets but it is a little expensive to buy two bags a month. and I would like my hens to have a happy and healthy life. When I got them they were in a not so good environment and were pretty sickly so I took them and they are happy but I want them to have inexpensive organic layer. The expense of feed and bedding versus income is really killing me. and it isn't even organic feed. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to sell then as Organic you need to follow the rules for Organic production as outlined by NOP or a private certification agency such as OMRI or Orgeon Tilth.
     
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  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    If you feed organic you can just sell them as organically fed, but unfortunately organic & inexpensive don't usually go in the same sentence. The best I've ever done is a local Mennonite farmer who sells organic mash using Fertrell Minerals recipes. That was sold for the equivalent of about $20/50 lbs., where most name brands in the feed store are in the $30-35+ range.
     

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