There is a surprising lack of research from some of the Authors referenced for this blog. I have included some notes on relevant studies as an alternative.
Some references in this article highlight the importance of Organinc or Free Range meat, due to the problems associated with Antibiotics and generally sick animals .
Study on dangers of Chicken Feed to humans
No real suprise that accelerating growth may not be healthy in chickens.
“meat from Slow Grown chickens appeared healthier (less fat and higher content of n-3 PUFA) and thus might better fit with the consumer’s expectations of organic products.”
Green pastures may enhance vitamin E in hens eggs.
Mark Sisson explains how to decode the labeling around chickens to ensure that you have an idea of what you are getting.