NUTRITION AND FARM HEALTH
"Our chickens have a great life. I’m a very passionate chicken producer. I started when I was just a teenager. This is my life and my family business." Scott Sechler, Owner.
It all starts with what we do and do not feed our chickens. They’re raised on an all vegetarian diet of corn, extruded and expeller pressed soy beans, vitamins and minerals... and plenty of fresh well water. No antibiotics ...ever.
What don’t we feed them? Look for the No Junk logo below for the full list, but the two biggest issues for me are:
1. NO Hexane separated soy beans. We do not use Hexane solvent to separate theoil and vitamins from the soy bean. We create our soy meal by extruding and expeller-pressing the beans. In this way, we keep all the vitamins and some of the oil in the meal. The oil that is expelled is refined and could be used for human-grade oil products. Hexane solvent may produce a cheaper soy meal, but in my opinion, it’s junk!
2. NO DDGS, Ethanol by-products, in our feed. Ethanol by-products are becoming the replacement for corn that livestock producers can no longer afford. Its energy value is approximately 17% lower than corn, but the more alarming issue is the antibiotics used to control bacteria in the fermentation process. Not all antibiotics are metabolized and remain in the DDGS( distiller’s dry grains with solubles) protein, along with who knows what? I feel this ‘garbage’ is not good for any animal, and it’s certainly not good for the people who eat them.
SPECIALLY FORMULATED DIET OF ALL NATURAL GRAINS
- Starter feed - promotes healthy immune system
- Specially blended - corn and extruded and expeller-pressed soybeans
- Pelletized feed - More digestible, fewer contaminants, free of foreign objects
- Certified Organic - strictly fed all vegetaran, organic diet
NO ANTIBIOTICS, IONOPHORES OR SULFA DRUGS IN THE FEED, WATER, THROUGH INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION, OR EGG... EVER!
Some poultry producers say their chickens are antibiotic free, but it only means they were antibiotic free when they’re sold. It doesn’t mean they weren’t given antibiotics sometime during their life cycle, especially those receiving feed containing ethanol by-products.
NO JUNK IN OUR FEED
For more information on ethanol in feed, visit ScottsChickenBlog.com/ethanol
So what does all this really mean?“In the end, we bring our customers a great product. You have my guarantee.”