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confusedwhippet

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mid Clyth, Caithness
    • Caithness Rare Breeds
Organic Feed
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:09:25 pm »
Just wondering who out there farms organically and if so what feeds you use.
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 07:34:14 pm »
We don't operate organically but we do feed organic food to the chickens - from The Organic Company.

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 09:41:05 pm »
We don't operate organically. Don't believe hugely in it, I have to say.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 10:02:28 pm »
I'm inclined to think it's just a big hype too.  I don't like GM though so I do make sure all my animals eat GM free (and me too) ;D
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gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
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Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 11:13:53 pm »
It's a way to get mutated commercial breeds a market with people who think because it's organic it'll taste good.
Stick to common sense and feeding your stock natural ingredients, it's far cheaper too.

Cheers

Gavin

confusedwhippet

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mid Clyth, Caithness
    • Caithness Rare Breeds
Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 09:52:47 pm »
Thanks for the feeback some interesting comments.
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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: Organic Feed
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 10:04:06 am »
I seriously considered changing to organic feed mainly to avoid GM ingredients. But as there is no way I can sell my eggs as organic (Soil Association regulations), I will stick to GM free for now (unfortunately it's also a question of price for us as we would have to travel quite far to buy it or pay twice as much). We use Dodson and Horrell, who assured me that all their feeds are GM free. :&>

 

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