Monday, May 3, 2010
We treat our chickens with respect. “Vegetarian fed” means that a chicken isn’t fed back animal by-products. And “organic” on a label simply means the feed was organic corn and soy, nothing more. These are caged birds!!! Unless it says “cage free” they are in cages. It’s the way of the industry. They are not being humanely treated, but they won’t tell you that. We couldn’t buy non-vegetarian feed from the local feed store if we tried. It goes rancid so quickly because of the animal based fat and protein that it is almost exclusively fed to broiler (meat) chickens. We are not feeding organic feed, but since our chickens eat a lot more grass, grubs, and greens than they do feed, they are definitely receiving greater health benefits from their diet.