Eliminating CAFO chicken (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) is one of the best move you can make for your health and the health of your family. Pastured poultry require two things: access to grass (that's pasture) and frequent movement (rotation). Birds live outside as appropriate for the age of birds and the season of the year. There are many pastured poultry posers, and with a bit of guidance, you can learn how to spot them.
Some of the benefits of switching to Pasture-raised chicken are:
It contains more vitamin A: Pasture-raised poultry contains 50 percent more vitamin A compared to conventionally raised poultry. Vitamin A plays an important role in healthy vision, cell division and growth and it boosts your immune system.
Omega-3 fats: Pasture-raised poultry has been shown to have significantly higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than chickens that do not have access to fresh forage.
Environmentally responsible as CAFO's create large amounts of toxic byproducts that are then dumped into the local ecosystem via air, ground and waterways.
Eggs from pastured chicken typically contains three times more vitamin E, two times more omega-3, seven times more beta-carotene and one-third less cholesterol than eggs harvested from conventionally raised chicken.