Healthy chickens lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy poultries from high quality chicken feed. While you can get a large bag of random food down at your neighborhood farm resource store, you won't have any kind of concept if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Finding the appropriate food with the correct nutritional balance is vital, but the experts at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to assist you locate the perfect food for your coop.
Poultries are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll eat anything from grain to insects, and even animal items depending upon how tiny the pieces are. Additionally, they need 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 - especially from protein - to aid your chicks grow swiftly, bolstering their immune systems and improving their general health. Grower feed is important for suitable weight and rapid growth for robust, healthy poultries.
Layer feed- Completely balanced for healthy chickens laying eggs on a routine basis, layer feed has a different nutritional structure that includes more calcium to stimulate proper egg production in newly laying chickens.
Flock raiser- This feed supplies well balanced nutrition when you have a mixed flock of poultries. Flock raiser feeds excellent, general nutrition to all manner of poultries without the optimized micronutrient profiles of the other kinds of feed. Simply put, it's just simpler to use and still provides excellent nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries often tend to like small pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're merely easier to consume! Crumble is typically the key presentation of flock raiser food, as it's simple for chicks and chickens alike to eat and absorb.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has 2 functions - one, it assists the gizzard break down food appropriately, and two, it adds extra calcium to your poultry's diet. Calcium is essential for proper nutrition no matter, but it's particularly essential for egg-laying chickens.
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 poultries, it's quite economical and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got absolutely nothing else available.
If you've got chicken questions, we've got the solutions- At Horses & Hounds, we know birds. It's our pleasure to serve the CT area, and with years of experience and dedication to raising healthy chicken, you can trust us to give the best products 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 perfect food for their requirements.