NEWS FLASH! CHICKENS ARE NOT VEGETARIANS! Chickens on an unsupplemented vegetarian diet typically fall short of an essential protein-based amino acid known as methionine, and without it, they fall ill. Worse, the birds will also turn on each other, pecking at each other in search of nutrients, and these incidents can escalate into a henhouse bloodbath, farmers say.
The vast majority of those organic chickens are fed a ration of corn and soy beans that is supplemented with a synthetic version of methionine.
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