I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing people talking about chemicals when they think they’re talking about food. What’s the flavor of the month? Is it still Omega 3?
Egg hucksters always claim that their eggs are superior, at least with regard to the flavor of the month. People used to claim that brown eggs had more vitamins, then less cholesterol, and now more Omega 3. Those are pretty tall claims. (People don’t eat the shells anyway, so it doesn’t matter what color they are.)
The real test is a taste test. If an egg tastes better, it’s more nutritious. Seriously. The same is true for other products. What do you think your sense of taste is for?
This is also useful in dealing with feed. Taste your chicken feed from time to time, especially when you try a new brand. It should be bland but not unpleasant. If it tastes nasty, there’s something wrong with it. Feed your chickens something else. The feed industry has a lot of second-rate or spoiled ingredients flowing through it. You want to buy your feed from an outfit that won’t touch that stuff.
Your chickens and other livestock know this. You can starve them to the point where they’ll eat bad feed and then get sick or die, but if they have alternatives, this is very unusual. So if you see them turning up their noses (or beaks, as the case may be) at their dinner, pay attention.