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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by hunterblu123, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would a reasonable price be for free range, hormone and antibiotic free chicken in SW Ohio?
     
  2. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easily $3lb
     
  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Ohio it's anywhere from $2.00 - $3.00 / pound depending on where you are at.
     
  4. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One would be hard pressed to find hormone and antibiotic added chicken feed in the US these days.
     
  5. ShadyHoller

    ShadyHoller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Also, I believe that if you advertise that there are no added hormones, you have to add the disclaimer that use of hormones is illegal in all poultry production.

    Antibiotics are different. I think it's valid to say no antibiotics were used, if you can prove that statement is accurate. That's not always the case with industrial chicken production.

    here's a USDA website on labeling laws, which is a handy reference:

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/Meat_&_Poultry_Labeling_Terms/index.asp
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Also, I believe that if you advertise that there are no added hormones, you have to add the disclaimer that use of hormones is illegal in all poultry production.

    Antibiotics are different. I think it's valid to say no antibiotics were used, if you can prove that statement is accurate. That's not always the case with industrial chicken production.

    here's a USDA website on labeling laws, which is a handy reference:

    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/Meat_&_Poultry_Labeling_Terms/index.asp

    Yeah, that. Added hormones are ILLEGAL for use in poultry in the US.
     
  7. hunterblu123

    hunterblu123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for pointing out about the hormone's and for the web site. When I was in 4-H (15yrs ago) I was asked if I want a hormone implant put in the steers ear (I declined). As for the antibiotic we make there own feed from a friends crops so I know what is in the feed.
     
  8. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are getting $3 per pound.

    based on input costs i dont feel it can be economically done for less than $2.5 per pound based on my scale.
     

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