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How to Make Organic Layer

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

  1. RIRlover

    RIRlover Hatching

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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. 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 Crowing

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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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