Healthy chickens lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality chicken feed. While you can purchase a large bag of random food down at your local farm resource shop, you won't have any type of concept if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Locating the appropriate food with the appropriate nutritional balance is important, but the professionals at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to help you locate the best food for your coop.
Chickens are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll eat anything from grain to bugs, and even animal items depending upon how small the pieces are. Additionally, they need a diverse selection of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally dense.
Chick starter and grower feed- These feeds are loaded with calories - specifically from healthy protein - to assist your chicks grow rapidly, strengthening their immune systems and improving their overall health. Grower feed is critical for suitable poundage and quick development for robust, healthy chickens.
Layer feed- Perfectly stabilized for healthy chickens laying eggs on a routine basis, layer feed has a different nutritional composition that includes more calcium to promote proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed offers balanced nutrition when you have a blended flock of poultries. Flock raiser feeds wonderful, general nutrition to all manner of chickens without the enhanced micronutrient profiles of the other kinds of feed. Simply put, it's simply simpler to use and still provides excellent nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries have a tendency to like little pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're merely much easier to consume! Crumble is often the key presentation of flock raiser food, as it's simple for chicks and chickens alike to eat and digest.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has 2 objectives - one, it helps the gizzard break down food properly, and 2, it includes additional calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is required for appropriate nutrition regardless, but it's particularly important for egg-laying hens.
Corn- 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 rather economical and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got nothing else on hand.
If you've got poultry concerns, we've got the answers- At Horses & Hounds, we understand birds. It's our delight to offer the CT area, and with years of competence and dedication to raising healthy fowl, you can trust us to offer the most effective items for your flock. Give us a call at (860) 413-9880 or come see us at our store and let us assist you feed your birds the excellent food for their requirements.