Every bird is fed a wholesome diet that meets the species’ unique dietary requirements. Feeds are studied carefully by in-house poultry nutritionists
who continually evaluate ingredients such as corn and soybean meal, natural limestone and phosphates, salts, vitamins, and mineral supplements. Tecumseh
Farms chickens are never fed antibiotics, growth stimulants, animal by-products, or hormones (which have been illegal in poultry production since the 1950s).
Tecumseh Farms Organic vs. Tecumseh Farms Smart Chicken
Tecumseh Farms’ organic birds are certified organic in accordance with the standards of the National Organic Program. As part of that certification, Tecumseh Farms’
certified organic birds are fed a certified organic, certified non-GMO diet. The inability to source sufficient certified organic, certified non-GMO grains limits the
number of certified organic chickens that Tecumseh Farms growers can raise.
Tecumseh Farms is committed to sustainable, humane practices that reduce stress on animals and provide better working conditions for employees. All Tecumseh Farms
chickens are cage-free, with plenty of space to roam, perch, dust bathe, and participate in other natural social behaviors. Our certified organic birds are also free-range,
which means they have access to outdoor pastures. In addition to contributing to a higher-quality product for consumers and their families, humane handling practices are
simply the right thing to do.