Ethical Chickens are Corn-Free
Corn blocks the absorption of necessary minerals and vitamins. Corn can cause health complications in chickens such as sour crop, pasty-butt, acidosis, E-coli, Mycoplasmosis, inflammation, digestion disorders, enterocolitis and enteritis. Corn fed to chickens is mostly used for energy, and that which is not absorbed and digested is stored in the fat of the chicken.
In people, corn has been shown to cause high spikes in glucose levels and elevate production of insulin which puts a strain on the pancreas. Ethical Chickens do not eat corn. It is not grown on our farm, and we do not eat corn either. Most corn is genetically modified and we are not smart enough to understand the process of genetically modified organisms, so we think it's best to stay clear. What we do understand is mold, Mycotoxins, ionizing radiation, disease, illness, cancer and inflammation. Mycotoxins are on corn. It is a toxic, deadly mold type fungus that is found on corn, even certified organic corn. It is controlled to some degree by being treated with ionizing radiation. Maybe this is why the majority of all corn is used for livestock and not for human consumption.
Maybe farmers that feed their chickens corn are doing their chickens and their customers an injustice. It's not good for the chickens and it compromises the quality and nutrient density of the end product. It is good for the farmers pocket book because it is a cheap commodity grain. It's not even required by chickens, so why take the chance?
Personally, we do not want to eat deadly molds, we do not want to ingest ionizing radiation and we want our foods to be bio-available, nutrient-dense and healing. Ethical Chickens are healthy, nutrient-dense and produce a delicious healing food.