The life and times of an or­ganic chicken

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One of the key dif­fer­ences be­tween a con­ven­tional chicken and the chick­ens ns at Kip­dale Farms is that Harold does not t present them with a 24-hour easyreach of high-en­ergy food. In­stead they are pro­vided with reg­u­lar meals of cer­ti­fied or­ganic feed made up of wheat, soya, maize and bar­ley that is free of an­i­mal prod­ucts, an­tibi­otics and chem­i­cals. In be­tween meals they y are en­cour­aged to roam the pad­docks s tuck­ing into green grass and any un­for­tu­nate in­sects they can hunt down. Harold says: “The air is fresh, there isn’t ma­nure where they sit all day and they have a bit of warmth when it is cold. Ba­si­cally, if you would be rel­a­tively happy in their environment, so will they.”

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