Animals raised for food consumption require a diet that provides them with the nutrients they need to grow and stay healthy. While some farmers choose to feed their animals a traditional diet of corn and soybeans, an increasing number of farmers are turning to organic feeds.
Organic feeds can be more expensive than traditional livestock feed, but many farmers believe that the quality of the food is worth the extra cost. In addition to being free of synthetic chemicals, organic feed is also typically higher in nutrients than traditional feed.
As a result, chickens raised on organic feed often produce eggs that are richer in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients.