Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Seven reasons why chickens are not fed hormones

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By Michael Czarick & Dr. Brian Fairchild

Special to Poultry Times

ATHENS, Ga. — It seems to occur with increasing frequency. Sometimes it crops up in a conversation with someone seated next to you on an airplane, or perhaps at a social gathering. If you happen to mention you are involved in poultry nutrition, sooner or later the question is bound to arise: ‘Why do you add hormones to chicken feed?’

The form of the question…asking why? Instead of if?…emphasizes the degree of misinformation prevalent among the general public. As all nutritionists know, it is simply not. . .

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