Organic offspring question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by redoak, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a rooster need to be organically fed along with the hens to have "organic" chicks/fertilized eggs? I realize it's only one cell being contributed by the male but does it matter if it's "organic" or not?
     
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    The chicks have to be raised organic from day 2 in order to qualify. Even hatchery chicks can make it as long as they don't get vaccinated, have their beaks trimmed, combs dubbed, or wattles clipped. Unless, of course, they've changed the rules since I did my research last year.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess the only reason to have an organic rooster is if your going to eat him. One of our roosters (Leo) we keep in a bachelor pad and I feed him all the non-organic treats.
     

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