Diet of NO Wheat, Corn or Soy

by Den
(Southern California)

Question

Diet of NO Wheat, Corn or Soy: I have a market for my eggs to users who request that I DO NOT feed any wheat, corn, or soy to the hens.

I give them rolled oats, milo, flax seed, molasses, alfalfa, and oyster shell. They also get fresh grasses in limited amounts.

They are allowed to live in a huge outdoor fenced area. They seem to be doing good, but want to make sure this is enough. Where can I get advice?

I would like to hear your comment on this diet as well. The birds are Red Sex links, and we live in an arid desert environment.

Answer:
This is very interesting. I don't know how much help I can be, but I'm very intrigued by what results you may get.

I would think that the rolled oats, millo, and flax seed would make up for most of the nutrients that they would gain from wheat, corn, and soy, but I'm no expert.

I know that more and more people are becoming health conscious and many are very concerned with what they have available to eat.

I find it especially fascinating that you have a market for eggs being produced by chickens fed in this manner.

These are all good things, both for consumers and for chicken producers like ourselves. These market niches are becoming more and more prevalent and we may have to go into some uncharted territory to help improve upon these niches.

My hats off to you for trying to provide the best possible product, while ensuring the health and production of your animals.

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