Looking for a good Corn and Soy Free Chicken Feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MjChickens, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    La Center, Wa
    I am looking for a good quality Corn Free and Soy Free Chicken Feed. I am wanting to go more organic with my chickens as my husband is allergic to corn soy and gluten. I have heard of Cascade feed but can't find a store local that carries it. Thanks for any help.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Since proteins (the substance in corn and other foods that causes allergic reactions) are completely broken down during the digestion process, the only way your husband can have a reaction to the eggs is if he is allergic to eggs.
  3. miyelani

    miyelani New Egg

    Jul 24, 2013
    Corn allergy breaks the rules. My children react to eggs fed corn feed and they are not allergic to eggs, as they can eat eggs from chickens that are not fed corn.

    Cascade and Scratch and Peck are the only 2 corn and soy free feeds I know of. I have only found mail order in MD. I believe both have gluten. You may need to make your own blend or your husband may be able to tolerate gluten fed eggs.
  4. ChickenJerk

    ChickenJerk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2012
    For all the posts you have made on this forum don't you know that science is not appreciated here?
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  5. HenDreamer

    HenDreamer New Egg

    Sep 13, 2013
  6. jbarth8924

    jbarth8924 New Egg

    May 6, 2011
    Basin Grain and Feed off of Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick WA has organic, non-GMO chicken feed in both pellets and crumbles. :)
  7. HenDreamer

    HenDreamer New Egg

    Sep 13, 2013

    Proteins from foods are not always broken down completely during digestion. For example, consider this research on human milk that showed that intact cow's milk protein can be detected in human colostrum (early milk): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23158513. Perhaps there is similar research out there on non-human animals.

    Here's the abstract of Coscia's 2012 study called "Cow's milk proteins in human milk":

    "Cow's milk proteins (CMPs) are among the best characterized food allergens. Cow's milk contains more than twenty five different proteins, but only whey proteins alpha-lactalbumin, beta-lactoglobulin, bovine serum albumin (BSA), and lactoferrin, as well as the four caseins, have been identified as allergens. Aim of this study was to investigate by proteomics techniques cow's milk allergens in human colostrum of term and preterm newborns' mothers, not previously detected, in order to understand if such allergens could be cause of sensitization during lactation. Term colostrum samples from 62 healthy mothers and preterm colostrum samples from 11 healthy mothers were collected for this purpose. The most relevant finding was the detection of the intact bovine alpha-S1-casein in both term and preterm colostrum. Using this method, which allows direct proteins identification, beta-lactoglobulin was not detected in any of colostrum samples. According to our results bovine alpha 1 casein that is considered a major cow's milk allergen is readily secreted in human milk: further investigations are needed in order to clarify if alpha-1-casein has a major role in sensitization or tolerance to cow's milk of exclusively breastfed predisposed infants."
  8. workaholic90

    workaholic90 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2013
  9. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    I am looking for a good corn free, soy, free, gluten free, wheat free, and animal by product free chicken feed. Anyone know were I can buy some?
  10. HenDreamer

    HenDreamer New Egg

    Sep 13, 2013
    If you contact http://www.urbanfarmstore.com/ they might be able to tell you if it exists and where you can find it. They are pretty helpful.

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