|Organic vs. Non-organic chicken layer feed|
*Let me start this post out by clarifying that I am not trying to start a debate or lecture about an already "beat to a pulp" topic. My intentions are just to visually show the difference when it comes to organic chicken feed verses non-organic processed chicken feed. When it comes to our birds, I believe you can only get out what you put in, so why not put in the best?
Organic feed is just what it says it is, organic. It has been developed without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. It is fact that when an animal eats a feed that contains fertilizer and pesticides, it stores in the body and it consumed by the end user. What I find most interesting about organic feed is that I can visually see what it contains. There is a mixture of cracked corn, barley, oats, etc. It smells delicious, to say the least. The protein content is about 16% which is comparable to non-organic layer feed.
|Organic chicken layer feed|
Non-organic chicken layer feed has a totally different texture and smells a little weird (in my opinion). It is clear and without question processed and contains some sort of fillers. I have read on other sites, some or the processed feeds actually may contain a plastic coating or filler. This feed is more readily available and also costs about $16.00 for a 50 pound bag opposed to $24.00 for a 40 pound bag of the organic feed. This works out to almost double the cost and may not be in your budget, escpecially if you have a lot of birds.
|Non-organic chicken layer feed|
At Our Little Coop, we feed our laying hens the organic feed and the quail non-organic. I choose to do this mainly because they are my pets and I love to spoil them, but more importantly, the whole reason we keep chickens for eggs is so WE KNOW WHAT IS "IN THEM". Cheers! ~ Kevin
|Organic chicken feed label. Natures Grown Organics|
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