DEAR NEW FARM:
If you want to produce organic eggs or organic poultry, do
you need to start with organic chicks? And where can you purchase
organic chicks to start out?
We asked our friend Jeff Mattocks, vice president and nutritionist
for a little help on this one. Here’s what Jeff had
According the National organic standards, all chicks are
organic for two days. After you receive them, they must
have organic feed from day one. The time between hatching
and delivery (up to two days) doesn’t count because
they don’t eat anything and haven’t received
antibiotics, hormones or anything prohibited by the organic
Enjoy those chickens.
The Fertrell Company
us with comments, suggestions and questions.