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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gritsar, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Another neighbor, also a grower for a major poultry company that shall remain nameless (starts with a T), stopped by to buy some eggs this evening.
    DH was telling her about all the fun that goes on when I feed my chicks crickets.
    She told us that the Big T insist that their growers do everything possible to eradicate crickets on their property and especially in the chicken houses. The Big T says that crickets will give your chickens diseases. [​IMG]

    Apparently I have the world's healthiest disease-ridden chicks because they live for their daily crickets. [​IMG]

    Still can't get my head around it. Feeding chickens food that comes natural to them is not good for them. [​IMG]

    Just thought I'd share.
     

  2. nelgkel

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    [​IMG] that does not seem to make any sense!
     
  3. shopchicks

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    That is because their chickens are raised in such a sterile environment that they have no immune system. One person sneezes and the whole flock is dead in 24 hours.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's about the truth of it. [​IMG]
     
  5. damselfish

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    Yeah, I've also read that earthworms can give your chickens terrible parasites. It may be true, but I'd rather have chickens that can handle the real world...

    I understand why they have to do it. If you're going to make the choice to raise chickens in such a crowded way, then you'd better be paranoid about diseases, etc. because otherwise you will lose them all.

    I know people gotta eat, and I know that not everyone can have chickens in their yard, but it still makes me sad.
     

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