grains, peas, & seeds for spring & summer

It is important to provide your growing flock with balanced nutrition fit for his/her individual needs. Carefully selected ingredients encourage your flock to pick through the bounty. Each bird enthusiastically seeks for their required nourishment. This process offers a diet founded on our belief that we feed in union with nature (plenty of greens, grasses, worms, & bugs)- never to recreate or replace it.

 

Whether you're nourishing the hatchling, encouraging development in the grower, supplementing the layer, or rewarding those tentative males, we have hand-mixed the perfect combination of nature's Grains, Peas, & Seeds to help you along the way. Combining these recipes in a manner where each Grain, Pea, and Seed, as well as the minerals, are gently mixed enables each to pass over any unneeded nutrition in all stages of life.

As your young flock is most likely kept inside a protected area at this stage in life, this gentle recipe is balanced to promote growth and prepare them for the lush greens awaiting them outside. 

for chicks up to 6 weeks

Chicks require protein ranging between 18% to 20% for the first six weeks of age. At six weeks, you can begin the transition to a grower feed which contains less protein. This transition should be complete by six weeks of age. Supplement this feed with chick-sized grit and plenty of fresh water. 

for ducklings and goslings up to 4 weeks

Ducklings and goslings mature at a faster rate than chicks. For the first 2 to 4 weeks, they need protein levels between 20% and 22%. Most likely, your little "lings" live in an enclosed area, without access to dirt and small gravel, so you will need to supplement with free-choice chick-sized grit. Waterfowl use water to help them eat, so always provide plenty of fresh, clean water in an area near their feed, and change water often as it will get dirty. Your little ones might like to get their feet wet, so a shallow, wide area with easy access in and out - and under your supervision - can be added to promote swimming. 

for turkeys 8 to 16 weeks

Turkey poults require high protein levels (between 28% to 30%) for the first eight weeks of life - so this feed is not intended for poults in that age range. This feed can be fed to turkeys from the age of 8 weeks through 16 weeks, as the protein requirements decrease to a range between 22% and 19% percent. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Supplement with free-choice chick-sized grit if your turkeys are in an enclosed area without access to dirt or small gravel.

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Your growing flock might be getting a sampling of fresh vegetation and hearty bugs. This recipe will bridge the gap between their protected coop and the green yards they are now beginning to experience. 

for growing chickens

Your growing hens require protein ranging between 15% to 18% during these next months of growth. At about 16 weeks, you can begin the transition to a layer feed. This change will slowly decrease their protein while increasing much-needed calcium intake. At 18 weeks of age, your hens should be receiving layer feed entirely. We like to supplement this feed with a mixture of chick-sized and poultry-sized grit, gradually moving to the larger size over several weeks. Always offer plenty of fresh water. 

for growing waterfowl

Your growing waterfowl require a feed with protein ranging from 15% to 17% until they have reached laying or breeding ages. For ducks, a transition to layer feed can occur at about six months of age. Geese intended for finishing can remain on this feed until marketed at about 24 to 30 weeks; those destined for breeding will need to transition to a layer feed before mating - usually at about one year of age. Supplement this feed with a mixture of chick-sized and poultry-sized grit, gradually moving to the larger size over several weeks if your waterfowl do not have access to dirt and gravel. Always offer plenty of fresh water (including some for swimming).

for finishing turkeys

Turkeys ages 16 to 20 weeks require a feed with protein levels ranging between 14% and 17%. 

Birds intended for the market can remain on this feed until that time, usually at 16 - 22 weeks of age (heritage breeds take longer at 25 - 30 weeks). If your turkeys are intended for breeding, you can transition to a layer feed after 20 weeks. If offered as a complete diet with limited outside access to dirt and gravel, please supplement with a grit source.

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Now that your flock is living amongst the grasses, weeds, and bugs, this recipe is hand-mixed to offer the perfect complement. 

for laying hens

Your laying hens require a feed with an average protein range between 15% to 18% during their laying life. This standard is dependent upon egg color, age, breed, etc. Their calcium requirements also fluctuate with these factors ranging between 3% and 4%. As most flocks consist of many breeds and ages, all laying different colored eggs, we strive to fall in that average. Therefore, always supplement with free-choice calcium and poultry grit, as well as access to plenty of fresh water. 

for laying and breeding waterfowl

Your laying ducks and breeding geese now require protein levels at 15%. Their calcium requirements hover right below 3%. Due to the gentle mixing of the ingredients, this feed will allow them to pick over any excess calcium while providing plenty of protein. If your waterfowl have limited access to dirt and gravel, supplement with poultry-sized grit. Always offer plenty of fresh water, as they like to mix their feed with it. 

for breeding turkeys

Turkeys after 20 weeks require protein levels ranging between 12% and 14%. Calcium requirements for males are much lower than females; therefore, we recommend they stay on the grower feed. Breeding or laying hens have calcium requirements similar to waterfowl. This layer feed will allow them to pick over any excess calcium. If your turkeys have limited access to dirt and gravel, please supplement with poultry-sized grit and plenty of fresh, clean water.

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