Today, the supermarket is a maze of confusing food labels. Producers market everything from meat to eggs as “healthy,” “free range,” “pasture-raised,” “organic,” “antibiotic-free,” or something else. However, one of the most confusing labels is “vegetarian fed” - especially regarding chickens.
While vegetarian feed may sound like a good thing for poultry, it’s worth a second thought. Chickens are omnivores in the wild, so should they be vegetarians in domesticity? What’s in that vegetarian food, after all, and is it really as good for chickens as it sounds?
In this blog, we’ll look at vegetarian feed for chickens. We’ll also consider whether it’s the healthiest option for the poultry, the environment, and your family.