Healthy poultries lay tasty eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality poultry feed. While you can buy a big bag of random food down at your neighborhood farm resource shop, you will not have any concept if it's right for your brood or not.
Discovering the best food with the proper nutritional balance is vital, but the experts at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to aid you locate the best food for your coop.
Chickens are somewhat omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll eat anything from grain to insects, and even animal items depending on how small the pieces are. Additionally, they require a diverse array of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally dense.
Chick starter and grower feed- These feeds are packed with calories - specifically from protein - to aid your chicks grow quickly, strengthening their immune systems and improving their total health and wellness. Grower feed is important for decent weight and fast growth for durable, healthy poultries.
Layer feed- Completely balanced for healthy chickens laying eggs on a routine basis, layer feed has a different nutritional composition that consists of more calcium to stimulate proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed supplies balanced nutrition when you have a blended flock of poultries. Flock raiser feeds great, basic nutrition to all manner of chickens without the optimized micronutrient profiles of the other sorts of feed. Simply put, it's simply simpler to use and still provides wonderful nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries tend to prefer little pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're simply much easier to eat! Crumble is often the primary presentation of flock raiser food, as it's easy for chicks and poultries alike to eat and digest.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has two purposes - one, it aids the gizzard break down food effectively, and two, it includes extra calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is essential for proper nutrition regardless, but it's specifically important for egg-laying hens.
Corn- Cracked corn isn't a great feed - it's calorie-dense but not big on nutrition. No matter, it's a nice treat for your poultries, it's considerably economical and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got absolutely nothing else on hand.
If you've got chicken questions, we've got the answers- At Horses & Hounds, we know birds. It's our delight to serve the CT area, and with years of proficiency and dedication to raising healthy chicken, you can trust us to supply 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 aid you feed your birds the perfect food for their requirements.