Healthy chickens lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality chicken feed. Finding the best feed with the correct nutritional balance is critical and the specialists at Horses & Hounds in Granby are here to assist you.
Chickens will eat anything from grain to bugs, and even animal items depending on how tiny the pieces are. Additionally, they need a varied variety of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally dense.
Chick starter and grower feeds are packed with calories, specifically from protein - to help your chicks grow, boosting their immune systems, and improving their total health. Grower feed is critical for healthy chickens.
Layer feed has a various nutritional structure that consists of more calcium to stimulate proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser offers a well balanced nutrition when you have a mixed flock of chickens. It's less complicated to use and still provides great nutrition.
Crumble and pellets are commonly the key presentation of flock raiser food, as it's easy for chicks and chickens alike to eat and absorb.
Shell grit has 2 purposes - one, it helps the gizzard break down food appropriately, and two, it includes additional calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is needed for appropriate nutrition regardless, but it's specifically important for egg-laying chickens.
Cracked corn isn't a great feed - it's calorie-dense but not big on nutrition. Regardless, it's a nice treat for your chickens, it's considerably inexpensive and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got nothing else available.
If you have chicken questions, we've got the solutions. At Horses & Hounds, we know chickens. It's our pleasure to serve the Granby area, and with years of knowledge and commitment to raising healthy chicken. You can trust us to provide the very best items for your flock. Give us a call at (860) 413-9880 or come see us at our store and let us help you feed your chickens the best food for their needs.