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Re: [meatshare] Free-range / pastured chicken eggs in/around BK?

From: rosemary l.
Sent on: Monday, September 5, 2011 8:18 AM

On Monday, September 5, 2011, Giscard Biamby <[address removed]> wrote:
> Does anyone know an easy way to get eggs from pastured hens in or around NYC? Preferably Brooklyn, but Manhattan is OK.
> Ideally they'd be from chickens with little to no grain feed in their diet (so eating whatever bugs and seeds they find roaming around, or something as close to that as possible). I tried looking about a year ago but it's hard to find solid info about how farmers raise their chickens.
> A lot of people who claim free range or whatever still feed hens mostly grain diet, which defeats a lot of the purpose to me for buying pastured. A lot of the times it's more of a situation where hens are free to eat anything else they might find on 'the pasture' when they are let out out of the barn to roam during the day, but the bulk of their diet is grain feed.
> I'd also settle for a "simulated" natural diet, where maybe the hens' commercial diet is substantially supplemented with feed worms or insects.
> Eggs are sort of meat, right?
> Giscard
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