At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts, but appreciate the differences between food raised by big business as a profit venture, and animals raised for the specific purpose of food, but not treated as product while still living and breathing.
I read an interesting article over the weekend which made me ponder. It was about how some of us are so anti big ag business that all we do is spend our time tearing them down instead of concentrating on what is beneficial to us and thus our consumers. While we don't debeak our birds or some of the other nasty stuff we have all heard about in the poultry industry, I have lost chicks to inclement weather, and crushing them under a portable tractor, none of which would have happened in a climate controlled, stationary gage commercial setting.
That said, My chickens are certainly raised in a more natural, freer environment, allowing them a more natural lifestyle for their short time here on earth.
I am not a scientist, but am quite able to read as well as copy and paste, and believe that sunshine and exercise, is not only good for humans, but our food, as it is being raised as well.
Thanks for reading and we'll talk again soon.