SCRATCH & PECK CHICKEN NATURALLY FREE LAYER 18% 40LB
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Laying hens may encounter stages when extra protein is needed to support increased production or during molting seasons. During these times, the best solution is to use a complete feed with a higher level of protein and calcium to support what their bodies need. The added corn is an easily digestible carbohydrate that helps your birds generate energy which can be beneficial in colder climates or in the winter season.
Our Organic Layer with Corn 18%, as with all of our feeds, is a Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified complete feed that is non-pelleted and kept in its healthiest raw form. Our 18% feeds contain more fines than our standard 16% feeds due to the extra macronutrients involved. For this reason, fermenting this feed, while not necessary, is a win-win solution to more nutrients for the animals using it.
This feed is suitable for ducks, geese and all waterfowl.
Your hens should be approaching their full grown size at approximately 18-20 weeks of age. Begin introducing Organic Layer with Corn 18% gradually to allow for a slow adjustment to the new feed formula. This is more important when switching from a different type of feed such as crumbles or pellets as your chickens may not immediately know how to consume a mash style feed.
Refill feeders only after all feed has been consumed (til they “clean up their plates”). Trough feeders provide the best access to our whole grain feeds. Be sure to offer fresh water, plenty of Cluckin’ Good Layer Grit and you can begin to supplement Cluckin’ Good Oyster Shell.
Our feeds can be fed dry, moistened, or you can also boost the nutrients by fermenting your flock’s feed.
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