Ethical Chickens are Fish-Meal and Oyster-Shell FREE
Fish meal and oyster shells are used all the time in poultry production. Even many Organic and small family farms produce chickens using these products. I remember the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster like it was yesterday and it is still being flushed into the Pacific ocean, and that's just too close for comfort. Why make things worse?
I've seen chickens (game fowl) in their most native and indigenous environments and never have I witnessed chickens or game birds go diving for oyster shells or fish. Oyster shells are very high in toxic heavy metals such as copper (30-200 mg/L) , vanadium, cobalt, and chromium. So when consuming poultry derived from oyster shell fed birds, those heavy metals will travel through the entire food chain and into the end user. And what about fish-meal?
Fish meal is old fish offal, bones, entrails and fish manure that is made by cooking, pressing. drying and grinding these fish parts and fish waste into a solid. Although there are several ways to process fish-meal, today, industrial fish meal is made by one or more of the following ways: steamed, cooked, pressed into cake and dried in a heated tumbler. Fish-meal is used as a fertilizer. How is this something for chickens?
Ethical Chickens get all of their calcium, minerals, vitamins, fats, fiber and high protein nutritional needs met through a native and indigenous wild foraged diet. They pasture , forage, scratch, hunt, peck and eat a wholesome buffet of seeds, weeds, bugs, grubs, berries, vegetables, fruits, grasses, and a whole lot of living insects by roaming freely from sunrise until sunset. They do not need anything from the ocean to grow, thrive, be healthy and happy.