We strive to source 100% organic chicken bones, however, when unable to do so we source 97% of our stock from organic chickens and only 3% from free range.
Did you know that free range and organic are not the same? All organic chickens are free range but not all free-range chickens are organic.
Organic farmers focus on caring for the whole farm system. They care about and respect their environment and their animals. They carefully monitor how and what the chickens are fed, where they are allowed to graze and forage for food, the status of their feed (organic feed), and veterinary practices (i.e. no routine antibiotics).
In most cases, free-range focuses solely on allowing the chickens to range freely. In other words, they are not caged like battery chickens. However, free-range does not place a restraint on the types of feed nor veterinary practices. You can have a free range chicken farm feeding their chickens non-organic feed and using antibiotics. If you would like to read more about the differences, here is an in-depth article that lays out all the details.
Are the Chickens Fed Grain, Corn or GMO?
Our chickens are fed organic feed that does not contain any animal by-products, antibiotics or genetically engineered grains.
The National Chicken Council (yes, there is such an organization) estimates that 80% of the corn and soybean in non-organic chicken feed comes from genetically modified seeds. This means, if chickens are being fed non-organic feed then chances are they are being fed genetically modified seeds.
Our mission at Kettle & Fire is to bring you the highest quality bone broth possible, and we maintain strict guidelines to ensure that our bone broth meets those standards. That’s why we aim to source organic chickens that are free from antibiotics and hormones. We also test every batch of our bone broth to ensure that the levels of heavy metals are less than 5 ppm.
When you open a carton of Kettle & Fire Chicken Broth, you can be assured that it contains all the amazing nutrients that we promise.