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Fall Events:

Colorado Honey Festival - Saturday, September 20, 2014 from noon to 4pm.  If you have a bee product or service contact us about participating.

Denver Chicken Coop Tour - Saturday, October 4, 2014.  If you want to show off your coop contact us about participating.

Honey Extraction.  We do honey extraction in our commercial kitchen during September.  .75/lb with a $25 minimum and we keep the cappings.

 

 

Why we DO NOT support the GMO initiative, called the "Right to Know Colorado" law.  Obviously Denver Urban Homesteading and its farmers do not support the use of genetically modified food.  And we support the concept of labeling.  However, this law has no exception for small markets.  We will have to follow the same rules as multi-billion dollar supermarket corporations what with labeling, keeping affidavits, etc. AND WE CANNOT DO IT!  Anyone who has come into our market knows we operate on a shoestring, and we fear that the shoestring will break if we are forced to hire another person to make sure we comply with this law.  Or maybe we should just give up the free Chicken Swaps, Honey Festival, etc. so I can spend my time labeling instead.  Additionally, a violation is a criminal offense.  That's a lot of risk for a husband-wife team.  Those who have followed our travails know that we challenge government over raw milk issues, re-use of egg carton issues, and now (for the last four years) intellectual property issues, and we do it to benefit our customers and to benefit society.  But this law will give a vengeful bureaucrat one more tool in his or her arsenal to use against us when our next challenge comes up.

 

BTW, I have spoken to the owners of several small ethnic markets where we shop who are opposed to this law.  Obamacare doesn't kick in until you have 50 employees, and the ADA until you have 15.  But this initiative will require labeling by every blessed soul who sells food in this state.  Maybe it is time to come up with a labeling law that will not crush the many small markets in this state, otherwise we risk driving markets like ours out of business leaving us to rely even more on giant supermarkets and big agriculture.  My Russian wife, who was born and raised in the USSR, told me that even the Communists didn't try to regulate farmers markets.  - James Bertini

 

PS  An attorney named Trey Rogers who is a partner in a giant law firm who claims he helped write the initiative attacked my position in the Denver Post.  Mr. Rogers says it is really no big deal to find out which foods need labeling, which foods actually have GMOs, to keep track of all of them and then to do the labeling, including labeling of vegetables.  So would Mr. Rogers donate a few hours a week to do all this at our small market so we don't have to hire another worker to do it?  We think not.  Mr. Rogers says that we don't have to worry because we can rely on manufacturers and distributors for GMO information.  But the law says retailers are responsible.  I think Mr. Rogers is full of organic manure.

 

 

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Pictured are eggs in a unique nesting box in a Lakewood coop, a local chicken sitting on the fence in Denver's Platt Park neighborhood, two families who showed their coops on our Denver Chicken Coop Tour, and a Silkie for sale at one of our Chicken Swaps.

Denver Urban Homesteading began selling organic chicken and goat feed from Modesto Milling of Modesto, California in 2009.  Modesto Milling only processes organics. Their feed products are all USDA certified organic and they blend it with North Atlantic sea kelp, food grade diatomaceous earth, live earth humate, and essential oils of oregano to help with disease.  The product details below are supplied by the mill.  We have most of these products most of the time, but because we like to order fresh feed more frequently, sometimes we are out of one product or another.  If you wish to check about the stock call us at 303 534-8700. 

We now sell soy-free chicken feed also from Modesto Milling which is superior to other soy-free chicken feeds in that it uses sesame meal to replace the soy for protein rather than using fish meal.  There is no organic certification for fish, and fish are now genetically modified.  This is not so with the sesame meal, which is organic like the other ingredients in this feed.  Modesto Milling's mill is dedicated to organics, unlike other mills that grind organic and conventional feeds in the same mill.  These guys are serious about quality. 

WE ALSO HAVE:

DIATOMACIOUS EARTH   ~3lbs $8     

 

KELP MEAL    4lbs  $11

Feed supplement, packed with minerals, amino acids and vitamins

LIVE EARTH HUMATE    4lbs  $8

Feed supplement, nature's most concentrated source of vital humic acids

OYSTER SHELL     4lbs  $7

Feed supplement, makes strong eggshells

 

ORGANIC CHICK STARTER AND GROWER CRUMBLES 

25lb           50lb      (in biodegradable sacks) 

Use:  Chick Starter and Grower crumbles have a minimum protein of 22% protein and is used to start out baby chicks. Use this formula for the whole grow out period or for 4 to 6 weeks.

Ingredients:  Organic Corn, Organic Soybean Meal, Organic Rice Protein Concentrate, Organic Flaxseed, Limestone, Moncalcium Phosphate, Live Earth Humate, Kelp Meal, Diatomaceous Earth, Redmond Salt, DL Methionine, Poultry Vitamin & Mineral Pre-Mix, Essential Oils of Oregano

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min 22%, Crude Fat min 5.5%, Crude Fiber max 4.4%, Ash max 9.3%

 

ORGANIC CHICK STARTER AND GROWER CRUMBLES - SOY FREE

                            50lbs   

Use: Chick starter and grower crumbles have a minimum of 22% protein and are used to start out baby chicks. You can use this mix for the whole grow out period.

Ingredients: Organic corn, organic canola meal, organic wheat millrun, organic peas, organic flaxseed, live earth humate, limestone, Redmond Conditioner (clay), diatomaceous earth, kelp meal, Redmond Sea Salt, monocalcium phosphate, DL methionine, poultry vitamin & mineral premix, organic garlic, organic horseradish, organic anise oil, organic juniper berry. 

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein min 22%, crude fat min 3.8, crude fiber max 4.9, ash max 9.6%

 

 

ORGANIC FINISHER PELLETS

50lb   (in biodegradable sacks)

Use:  During the final period of feeding meat birds, beyond 5 to 6 weeks of age you can switch over to a Finisher Pellet that is formulated with more corn to care for the energy needs of the broiler at this time. This is also a great grow out feed for Turkeys.  Also good for transition period before layer feed.

Ingredients:  Organic Corn, Organic Expelled Soybean Meal, Organic Flaxseed, Organic Rice Protein Concentrate, Limestone, Kelp Meal, Monocalcium & Dicalcium Phosphate, Live Earth, Diatomaceous Earth, Redmond Salt, DL Methionine, Essential Oils of Oregano, Poultry Vitamin & Mineral Premix

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min 17%, Crude Fat min 4.7%, Crude Fiber max 3.9%, Ash max 8.2%

 

ORGANIC LAYER CRUMBLES AND ORGANIC LAYER PELLETS 

25lb            50lbs      (in biodegradable sacks)

Use:  The Layer Pellets is formulated to be a complete feed, but is also useful as part of a pasture based diet. The layer pellet can be fed starting at 15-18 weeks of age.

Ingredients:  Organic Corn, Organic Soybean Meal, Limestone, Organic Rice Protein Concentrate, Organic Flaxseed, Live Earth Humate, Moncalcium Phosphate, Redmond Clay & Salt, Kelp Meal, Diatomaceous Earth, DL Methionine, Poultry Vitamin & Mineral Pre-Mix, Essential Oils of Oregano

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min 17%, Crude Fat min 4.4%, Crude Fiber max 3.8%, Ash max 15.9%

 

ORGANIC LAYER PELLETS - SOY FREE

                            50lbs        (in biodegradable sacks)

Use: Layer pellets are formulated to be a complete feed, but are also useful as part of a pasture-based diet. Layer pellets can be fed starting at 15-18 weeks of age.

Ingredients: Organic corn, organic canola meal, limestone, organic wheat millrun, organic peas, organic flaxseed, live earth humate, moncalcium phosphate, Redmond Conditioner (clay), diatomaceous earth, kelp meal, Redmond Sea Salt, DL methionine, poultry vitamin & mineral premix, organic garlic, organic horseradish, organic anise oil, organic juniper berry.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein min 17%, crude fat min 3.5%, crude fiber max 4.4%, ash max 17.3%

 

ORGANIC LAYER PELLETS - CORN FREE AND SOY FREE

Use: Layer pellets are formulated to be a complete feed, but are also useful as part of a pasture-based diet. Layer pellets can be fed starting at 15-18 weeks of age.

Ingredients: Organic wheat, organic peas, organic canola meal, organic milo, limestone, organic barley, organic sun-dried alfalfa, Redmond Conditioner (clay), organic kelp meal, diatomaceous earth, moncalcium phosphate, Redmond Sea Salt, DL methionine, poultry vitamin & mineral premix, organic garlic granules, organic horseradish powder, organic star anise oil, organic juniper berry oil

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein min 17%, crude fat min 3.1%, crude fiber max 6.8%, ash max 16.4%

 

ORGANIC SCRATCH

25lb             50lbs      (in biodegradable sacks)

Use:  Scratch is used for added energy for egg laying while birds are on pasture. Made with cracked Corn and whole hard red winter Wheat, this mix is great when the weather is cold to keep birds warm.

Ingredients:  Organic Corn, Organic Sunflower Seed (whole), Organic Milo, Organic Wheat

Guranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min 7.7%, Crude Fat min 3%, Crude Fiber max 3.4% Ash max 2.9%

 

GOAT DAIRY PELLETS 

50lb        (in biodegradable sacks)

Use:
The Goat Dairy Pellet is formulated for young and lactating goats. It is made to be very palatable with ingredients from three different grains and four protein ingredients.

Ingredients:
Organic Corn, Organic Rice Protein Concentrate, Organic Soybean Hulls, Organic Oats, Organic Wheat Millrun, Organic Barley, Organic Soybean Meal, Limestone, Diatomaceous Earth, Live Earth Humate, Kelp Meal, Redmondís Salt and Conditioner, Mineral & Vitamin pre-mix, Essential Oils of Oregano
Guaranteed

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein min 16.1%, Crude Fat min 3.7%, Crude Fiber max 6.9%, Ash max 8.8%

 

OUR LOCATION:

These products are sold at Earthdog Denver, which is open every day.  Their hours are M-F 630AM - 7PM, Saturday 8AM-7PM and Sun 2-7PM located at 370 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO.  Their website is: www.earthdogdenver.com

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Last updated: 08/31/14.