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Our birds are now soy and corn free!

posted Mar 18, 2012, 8:03 AM by Dan and Caroline Swansey   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 8:13 AM ]
After shopping around for organic poultry feed and trying out different companies we have found Magill Ranch and Cascade Farms. They are located in the East foothills of Mt. Hood and thus they are local to us if you compare it to other companies. They fit our organic standards, have similar goals of sustainability and meet our high quality expectations. We are very excited to buy feed from them in bulk and will be feeding their different mixes to our chickens and turkeys from start when they are chicks, to finish. 
When we met Larry, one of the operators of the business he taught us a lot about why they stay away from corn and soy. The short version is that with the incredible percentage of GMO corn and soy, organic sources are slim. In addition, they do not believe soy should be used in high amounts due to the content of isoflavones, which are a type of phytoestrogen. We are also excited that the use whole grains in their mixes and a very high quality mineral supplement called fertrells organic nutri-balancer, which is the same company we use to supplement our goats and sheep with minerals.
If you are curious to read more you can read about their family run operation on their website