Mother from NY wants a chicken farm.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Want2farm, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Want2farm

    Want2farm New Egg

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    Hello everyone,
    I created a profile today because every time I type a question in Google regarding chickens, I am presented with a conversation between BackYard Chicken members. So, I figured this is the place to be!
    I am eager to get chickens of my own for eggs and meat. I am interested in labeling the meat as "organic" or "free range" but I am still researching. Currently, I am reading the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations from ecfr.gov (Is this where I should be looking?). I am not even halfway through and I am already feeling overwhelmed.. A few questions come to mind as I am researching.. It is worth it financially to pursue the qualifications of labeling organic? Are there less qualifications if I choose to lable "free range" or "antibiotic-free" ?
    Any advice or information will be greatly appreciated,

    Thank you,
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the right place with your questions!

    I wish I could answer them but I just have a few chickens for my own personal use and sell some eggs to friends so I have never dealt with the issues you are asking about.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    hope someone knows the answers you're seeking.
     
  5. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky! [​IMG]
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Want2Farm and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us!
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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