I get conflicted when thinking about ingredients. In the fishery community, feeding menhaden, anchovy or sardine meal to chickens is a real sore spot. The annual removal of all those small fish for rendering into fish meal and fish oil is collapsing populations of their natural predators in each of the world's oceans. The story told to the fishery managers is that the poultry industry (perhaps the largest consumer of fishmeal) is working hard to reduce the amount of fish meal in rations and switch from menhaden and anchovy meal to fish processing waste. But, it is all smoke and mirrors. An acceptable substitute for fish meal has not been developed, the demand for wild-harvest fish meal continues to increase and populations of certain predatory fish species continue to decline. I like chickens, but I like fishin' too.