Organic or not???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by peeps and quacks are me, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. peeps and quacks are me

    peeps and quacks are me Out Of The Brooder

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    What determines whether or not the chicken and the egg are organic? I have several people wanting "organic eggs", I want to be sure I am accurate when I sell them.
     
  2. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    In CANADA the requirements are basically...


    Livestock must be fed 100% organic food;
    No use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers in the growing of the animalsÂ’ feed;
    No use of genetically modified organisms;
    No use of growth hormones;
    No use of drugs (such as antibiotics);
    No use of animal by-products for feed;
    Treating animals humanely (i.e. they have outside access at all times);
    Inspections by an independent certification body occur on a regular basis;
    All certified products records are kept for 5 years;
    Strict Canadian and International standards are met
     
  3. peeps and quacks are me

    peeps and quacks are me Out Of The Brooder

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    The chick starter feed I use has medication so the babies don't get sick. I will check back @ 3:00. I have to picl up kids from school.
     
  4. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    organic guidelines are available on the USDA website. i would question your potential customers about what they mean when they say organic. it might not be the same as certified organic. i have a coworker who sells his eggs as "almost organic" (at $3.50/doz. for very small eggs!) because he feeds an organic grain, but the kitchen scraps they get are not organic.
     

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