These health warnings about eating chicken wings have been circulating in various versions since 2004. They say that the poultry chickens these days are injected with growth hormones (. steroids) to increase their growth and production rapidly and meet the growing demands. It is a fact that poultry companies use means to increase their production, it is also a fact that such type of substances can be administered through feed additives , but in general, poultry companies do not employ these steroid injections. And even if there are any hormonal residues in the flesh of chickens grown this way, it is not likely that it would be concentrated in a particular part like wings or neck.
With your chickens having more exercise they may burn off more energy and will fill themselves up with lots of juicy insects and the best flowers from the garden. The most important part of their daily diet, without doubt, is Layers Pellets or Layers meal. All large commercial brands are suitable for the hybrids as long as they contain a minimum of 16% protein. If you wish to pay more for their food then there are some very good organic feeds on the market, however I have found that sometimes these do not contain enough digestible proteins for during the winter months, which sometimes prevents the girls continuing to lay throughout the winter.
We understand that most people are not yet ready to eschew all animal products and embrace a vegan lifestyle. But while substituting one meat or animal product for another may do more harm than good, making half of your meals plant-based is a superb half-measure. It's not hard. We aren’t the only ones who think that Just Mayo’s plant-based mayonnaise tastes just as good as Hellman’s regular. And last year, when Whole Foods mistakenly sold plant-based “chick'n” in its regular chicken salad, not a single customer complained.