Treating Meat Animals Humanely

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by tiffanyh, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    In case anyone is interested, I am providing a link to a website where you can find local stores that sell meat, eggs and dairy that are certified humane by this group that works in partnership with the humane society.

    In addition to try to become slightly more self sufficent, I have become interested in WHERE my meat comes from and how it is treated before I get it. Suprisingly, it is hard to find things in my area that are local AND humane certified.

    http://www.certifiedhumane.org/where.asp

    Wish I could do the meat bird thing! [​IMG] Cant....but Miss Prissy has inspired me to try to start getting milk from my goats. More work! Less worry about what goes in my body.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    darn, nothing close by. I wish i could have some goats. I have to find me a close by amish farm.
     
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    no results found for Ontario, Canada [​IMG]

    thanks for the link though...
     
  4. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
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  5. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    We get our chicken from a place called horst packing. They buy from park farms. I haven't heard anything bad about them. I tried looking on line, and nothing came up.
    We would like to try meat chickens too,but I worry about space and of course smell!

    Connie,
    I pmed you, we live in the same county, I have goats! I haven't breed my girl yet for her to make milk, but have been thinking about it!
    Where in YO are you located, I'm in Austintown!
    Brenda
     
  6. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a place called Earth Fare in the next big town over. Apparently it is a chain. Is anyone familiar? I'm gonna check it out Saturday.
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe everyone on this forum is raising their own meat birds so that they can be satisfied the animals they use for meat were treated humanely during their life and that we're satisfied with their living conditions. I want my chickens to have the room and conditions to allow them to display natural behavior prior to being processed.

    I have never registered our farm under the certified naturally grown (CNG) or certified humane treatment schemes... simply because I sell 100% of what I raise as it stands. So, the list is a very good starting point... but my best advice is get to know your local chicken farmer. Not the guy who has 18 wheelers pulling in and out of the driveway, but the kind who sell at Farmer's Markets or from their house. I know my poultry standards probably exceed the certified requirements. We all have our own standards of animal welfare, which are alos heavily influenced by climate. [​IMG]
     

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