ORGANIC POULTRY FEED

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ladyhawke1, Mar 8, 2009.

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  1. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    http://www.modestomilling.com/index.html

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    is a place in California that produces organic feed. I am not in any way selling or promoting this product. I have found it through my own investigation. Organic feed is very hard to find in my area and the feed stores here sneer at the word organic. I do not want to hear back from those that wish to tell me that they can get feed cheaper at the corner five and dime. [​IMG]

    They say you are what you eat. I believe that to be true for animals too. I personally do not like to feed medicated feed to perfectly healthy day old chicks. I cannot find any plain feed in my area and this works best for me. [​IMG]

    They will send you a price list upon request.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    There is nothing wrong with organic feed, I wish I could use it, but I can't, I've the opposite problem as you, Its way to expensive to bring here. So I get feed made from local sources and including my own corn, no meds, made the way I want it if someone asks if I'm organic I say no but I'm try to get as close as possible. with what I have available.
     
  3. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is kind of funny how anti-organic some feedstores seem to be.

    I bet that it is in part due to the people who are on the organic bandwagon but don't really understand anything other than that word alone. I know people who will buy anything organic as if that word alone makes it safe, healthy, and morally correct.

    Not to start a war here, I was just thinking about how the sneer you mentioned might be due to feeling defensive after customers (not you) come in demanding something without really knowing about it.


    It would be so cool to be able to grow our own chicken food and not have to worry about chemicals and the gas used to process and drive the feed to the feedstores.
     
  4. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link!
     
  5. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I am not offended in the least. For the past fifteen years, I have studied the food industry. It has always been profits before people. If people only knew, what went into their food choices…Americas would become skinny over night.

    ASK any farmers about the “terminator seed”. Moreover, how that could end agriculture, as we know it. Ask about problems when pollen drifts. Ask about the flounder gene put into tomatoes so that they, tomatoes will not freeze. Not an enrichment of the nutritional value of the food, but used as a means of making an indestructible tomato for shipping purposes only. I love it when they say they are only improving on nature. Hello…did I miss something…since when did a fish mate with a tomato? I could go on but I won’t.

    This is the reason most of us now a days want to be in control of our own food sources. It should not be a war with authorities. Government is like any other tool, it can be use like a hammer to build and create for the good, or as a hammer to destroy. It depends on who is wielding the tool. When enough of an educated and enlighten populace asks for and then demands a healthier foodstuff, then we will get it. [​IMG]
     
  6. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ladyhawke1 - exactly. That is why I became interested in growing my own food. I am especially interested in using heirloom varieties of plants and avoiding genetically modified food. It is imperative that food is treated as food. The current state of affairs is impossible to keep going. At some point, we will not be able to live like that anymore.

    It has always been profits before people. If people only knew, what went into their food choices…Americas would become skinny over night.

    It would be wonderful if that is all it would take. The truth is that people do not want to know where their food is coming from and how it got to them. They (we) live in a state of denial, myself included, about where their (my) food comes from. I think it is changing though as people become aware that there is another way to live. Talking to other people who are learning to change their values about food is very exciting and it is great to find that more and more people are interested in living a more humane and healthy life.​
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    For the past fifteen years, I have studied the food industry. It has always been profits before people. If people only knew, what went into their food choices…Americas would become skinny over night.

    [​IMG]

    Working on the skinny part now [​IMG]

    Breakfast cereal is the WORST! ::shudder:::


    I mentioned this on another thread that there is a whole new kind of person getting in to poultry. A good amount of new poultry owners are buying birds that will be kept for many years and are more pets than anything. The old style farmers had to find the cheapest way to get the best weight gain or egg production out of birds for 6 weeks to 2 years and then these birds were diner.

    Very different focus, very different needs.

    Many of the feed stores have not caught on to this new market.

    I know I don't feel very welcomed at some of the feed stores. If you didn't grow up knowing how these places work and ask questions, they look at you like you just grew an extra head. In today's economy, I think there is a huge opportunity to tap in to this new market that is being overlooked.​
     
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  8. kannm

    kannm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Working on the skinny part now [​IMG]

    Me too!!

    Breakfast cereal is the WORST! ::shudder:::

    Yet I love it [​IMG] . Especially the really cheap sugary kind with the chemical vitamins added to pretend it is healthy. I am not being sarcastic, I have a horrible weakness for it. [​IMG]

    I mentioned this on another thread that there is a whole new kind of person getting in to poultry. A good amount of new poultry owners are buying birds that will be kept for many years and are more pets than anything. The old style farmers had to find the cheapest way to get the best weight gain or egg production out of birds for 6 weeks to 2 years and then these birds were diner.

    That answers a lot actually.



    Many of the feed stores have not caught on to this new market.

    I know I don't feel very welcomed at some of the feed stores. If you didn't grow up knowing how these places work and ask questions, they look at you like you just grew an extra head. In today's economy, I think there is a huge opportunity to tap in to this new market that is being overlooked.

    Sounds like a new buisness.... [​IMG]
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Yes...a boutique feed store where you are not only gear to supplying the experienced, but to helping newbies. Instead of huge bags of everything, offer feed by the pound so small time owners can just get what they need.

    I mean seriously. These adorable critters are as addictive as CRACK! Supplying things and being helpful to the poultry addicts would be a good business if you can get a decent lease and good suppliers.
     
  10. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am totally with you Wifezillla! I am really thinking about changing to an organic, whole or cracked grain type food. I look at their "crumbles" and they look so insipid. I can't see how this could be any different than cheapy pet food. With a whole grain diet they could spend the day scratching it out of the litter, which seems to be what they want to do anyway. And I bet the eggs would taste a lot better. I do believe a whole new generation is getting into chickens, that sees them as more like pets, and like me, would like to provide a better life for them. Maybe it's not having had babies.....
     
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