I just wanted to add to this discussion that I have been told that the main importer into NZ of soy and maize (from whom the different feed mills buy) is now advising that it is impossible to guarantee that any soy or maize is GE free. The organic groups like Ceres and Biogro have been advised some months ago.
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So it is timely to think about what you want to feed your chickens so they still lay (minimum 17% protein is needed for that - grains have about 8 to 10%). I guess no-one on here wants to eat chickens or eggs grown with GE'd corn or maize or soy.
It might be a good idea to start a thread about what home made mixes people feed which are free of soy and maize/corn.
Just want to say thank you to all of you who have contributed to this valuable discussion about where to source organic, non GE chook feed, really appreciated reading your thoughts and advice, hoping the Frenz product is GE free - I did a quick search for info on whether the wheat you buy at supermarkets is GM, despite the wheat found in Oregon ??, it seems the wheat we are getting in NZ is GE free BUT it is a hybird product that has probably been sourced from chemical saturated stock, a bunch of seeds have sprouted in our paddock - I was worried I would be spreading GM seed everywhere, but now I think I will let them grow and hopefully, they will eventually loose their chemical impurities, after reading all your comments I searched for organic chook maize in nz and found this site http://www.kiwiorganics.com - I am going to give them a go
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