Healthy poultries lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy chickens from quality poultry feed. While you can purchase a huge bag of random food down at your local farm resource store, you won't have any type of idea if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Discovering the best food with the appropriate nutritional balance is essential, but the specialists at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to aid you find the ideal food for your coop.
Chickens are somewhat omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll consume anything from grain to bugs, and even animal products depending upon how tiny the pieces are. Additionally, they require a varied array of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally thick.
Chick starter and grower feed- These feeds are loaded with calories - specifically from healthy protein - to aid your chicks grow swiftly, bolstering their immune systems and improving their general health. Grower feed is important for suitable poundage and quick growth for durable, healthy poultries.
Layer feed- Perfectly balanced for healthy hens laying eggs on a regular basis, layer feed has a different nutritional make-up that consists of more calcium to stimulate proper egg production in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed provides balanced nutrition when you have a combined flock of poultries. Flock raiser feeds great, basic nutrition to all manner of chickens without the optimized micronutrient profiles of the other types of feed. Simply put, it's just easier to use and still provides excellent nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Chickens have a tendency to prefer small pellets and crumble to larger pieces of food - they're just simpler to eat! Crumble is typically the primary presentation of flock raiser food, as it's easy for chicks and poultries alike to consume and absorb.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has two objectives - one, it aids the gizzard break down food properly, and 2, it adds extra calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is needed for correct nutrition regardless, but it's particularly vital 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 really cheap and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your poultries if you've got nothing else available.
If you've got chicken concerns, we've got the answers- At Horses & Hounds, we know birds. It's our delight to offer the CT area, and with years of expertise and dedication to raising healthy chicken, you can trust us to provide the best 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.