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Poultry Feeds, Treats & Grit

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Natures Grub Superfood Poultry Treat
Natures Grub Superfood Poultry Treat
NEW CHICKEN TREAT
Verm-X Layers Pellets & Mash for Poultry
Verm-X Layers Pellets & Mash for Poultry
from £5.99
Natures Grub Chicken Feeds
Natures Grub Chicken Feeds
from £5.53
Garvo Poultry Feeds
Garvo Poultry Feeds
from £5.97
Smallholder Baby Chick Crumb
Smallholder Baby Chick Crumb
from £6.07
Smallholder Poultry Growers Pellets
Smallholder Poultry Growers Pellets
from £5.72
Smallholder Free Range Layers Pellets & Crumble
Smallholder Free Range Layers Pellets & Crumble
from £5.56
Smallholder Super Mixed Corn for Poultry
Smallholder Super Mixed Corn for Poultry
from £5.46
Organic Poultry Feeds
Organic Poultry Feeds
from £6.59
Fancy Feed Poultry Feeds
Fancy Feed Poultry Feeds
from £5.72
Dodson & Horrell Layers Mash
Dodson & Horrell Layers Mash
£5.96
Goose & Duck Feeds
Goose & Duck Feeds
from £17.26
Quail Feed Mix
Quail Feed Mix
from £6.95
Flyte so Fancy Boredom Busters®
Flyte so Fancy Boredom Busters
from £1.69
Natures Grub Garden Blends & Treats
Natures Grub Garden Blends & Treats
£7.99
Natures Grub Chicken Pecking Treats
Natures Grub Chicken Pecking Treats
from £1.65
Natures Grub Dried Mealworms
Natures Grub Dried Mealworms
from £6.99
Natures Grub Seed, Earthworm & Insect Mixes
Natures Grub Seed, Earthworm & Insect Mixes
From £4.75
Mixed Poultry Grit
Mixed Poultry Grit
from £2.84
Poultry Flint Grit
Poultry Flint Grit
from £2.84
Oyster Shell for Poultry
Oyster Shell for Poultry
from £3.09
Galvanised Feed Bins
Galvanised Feed Bins
from £27.96

Feeding your Chickens

The most convenient way of feeding chickens is with a balanced pelleted feed, whether the birds are confined indoors or allowed to range outdoors. Their diet should contain corn for energy, soybean-type meal for protein, with vitamin and mineral supplements.

Commercial poultry feeds often contain antibiotics and arsenicals to promote health and improve growth, coccidiostats for combating coccidiosis, and sometimes mould inhibitors. However, it is possible to obtain unmedicated feed - check feed labels to see if they contain feed additives.

Chickens are picky nibblers and make frequent trips to the feeder for small meals, which requires energy. Pelleted feeding reduces the amount of energy required for a bird to feed and reduces waste, whereas using a 'mash' feed needs more energy and consequently more food.

If the bird is eating a fibrous diet, grit such as poultry flint grit should be supplied to aid the grinding up of coarse feed in the gizzard. Industry birds usually don't use grit because the diet is low in fibre. Outdoor free-ranging birds also pick up small stones naturally to do this job.

Different levels of proteins in the feed are used depending on age of bird. Starter rations (Baby Chick Crumb) are high in protein - an expensive feed ingredient. However, growers rations can be slightly lower in protein since older birds require less. A starter diet is about 24% protein, grower diet 20% protein, and finisher diet 18% protein. Layer diets generally have about 16% protein. Special diets are available for broilers, pullets, layers, and breeders.

Whole grains, like a mixed corn feed, should also be provided as scratch grains i.e. scattered on the ground say, twice a day.

Access to clean water at all times is important.

PLEASE NOTE: Poultry feeds cannot be delivered outside the UK

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