Your poultry will need properly formulated chicken feed that is the correct type for their age, for growth, sustenance and to produce eggs if they are hens of egg laying age.
Chickens require protein to produce feathers and eggs as well as to grow. The amount of protein in their diet is important and you will see on the ingredients on the back of bags of commercial feeds the percentage of protein that they contain. It is higher in ‘Growers’ for example to enable chickens to grow and produce feathers.
Mixed corn is usually 80 to 90% wheat and 10 to 20% maize. It is useful as a scratch feed, it keeps hens active, scratching around looking for it but should only be considered a treat. A handful per hen thrown late afternoon helps them to have a full crop overnight.
Chickens don’t have teeth, apparently, they are very rare, so to grind down their food, they use a strong muscular organ called a gizzard. Chickens pick up grit whilst foraging, which is kept for a while in the gizzard to perform this grinding process. Check out our range of grit here.
Our brands include Heygates, Jondo and Allen & Page so you can rest assured that your poultry receive quality produce.
Our low prices, coupled with a fantastic delivery cost and service aim to give our customers the ultimate shop experience for poultry feed, so check out our range today.
For any questions then please contact us on 01952 510481, or why not pop in and see us!