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#1 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2004 5:47:32 PM
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Animal protein in the feed is not necessarily a bad thing...it depends on the what & where it came from. Chickens need protein which in a natural state they get from foraging for bugs.
#2 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2004 6:18:45 PM
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Well I went to google & here is what I came up with:


Feed. Graig Farm poultry is reared from day old on a specially formulated feed containing only cereals, vegetable protein, a small amount of fish meal, and a vitamin/mineral supplement. The birds are given no routine drugs, growth promoters, anti-oxidants or any other additives, including coccidiostats (antibiotics to control the disease coccidiosis, which is given continuously to most other chickens). All Graig Farm chickens are guaranteed to be fed on feed which is free from genetically modified feedstuffs (GMOs).

Both our beef and chicken is Certified Organic by a third party certifier, recognized by the USDA. Both are raised exclusively on pasture. Research studies have proven that grass fed beef and chicken are higher in beneficial nutrients such as Omega 3 essential fatty, Conjugated linoleic acid and Vitamin E
When we started our business, our research indicated that all the beef labeled "natural" had been fattened in a feedlot where they are fed a diet primarily made up of grain. "Grassfed meat has less of the "bad" fat linked with heart disease and cancer, and more of the "good" fat (omega-3s and CLA) that may help prevent these diseases. It is also lower in total fat and calories and richer in antioxident vitamins." (quoted from Jo Robinson, author of "Why Grass-Fed Is Best" and co-author of "The Omega Plan") Another study released shows that grain fattened beef from feedlots consistently tested higher in E. coli than grass fattened beef. This makes sense to any one who has seen or worked in feedlots. These animals mill around in their own excrement for hours at a time day after day.
#3 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2004 6:20:28 PM
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Here is a link of interest re the politics of organic chicken feed
#4 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2004 7:16:42 PM
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Recipes in books:

Backyard Poultry Naturally, by Alanna Moore ISBN 0-9585590-1-5
Chickens In Your Backyard, by Rick & Gail Luttmann ISBN-87857-125-6
Free-range Poultry, by Katie Thear ISBN 0-85236-368-0


#5 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2004 8:57:58 PM
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Here''s a great one:
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 01, 2004 2:21:38 AM
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Thank you for all the information...I think I''ve found a good Commercial feed by Purina it''s the Natural SunFresh Recipe...It contain no Animal proteins or Animal Fats and it''s Certified Natural...

#7 Posted : Thursday, April 01, 2004 2:21:38 AM
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Does anyone have a good chicken food recipe or know of a good commercial layer food…in the past we have used Farm and Fleet and Kent but I believe both use animal proteins in their foods…

I’m not trying to do straight organic, I just want something without all the junk in it...

Thanks, Scott
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