Just what is considered organic?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momto2, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. momto2

    momto2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Northern Maine
    My hens are fed Blue Seal Layer pellets. What feed do they need to be considered organic egg layers?
  2. HenniePennie

    HenniePennie Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2007
    Organic feed, no antibiotics in food or water, organic treats, they can be free range but no chemicals of any kind on anything they can get to and eat.
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    There's more to it than just feeding them organic feed. If they haven't been raised according to the rules from their 2nd day out of the shell they technically don't qualify. However, if you don't actually call them organic -- just say they eat organic feed -- you're not gonna get in trouble with the government guys who lurk about trying to catch people misusing "official" terminology. [​IMG]

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