Healthy poultries lay tasty eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality chicken feed. While you can buy a large bag of random food down at your local farm resource store, you will not have any kind of suggestion if it's right for your brood or not.
Locating the right food with the appropriate nutritional balance is critical, but the specialists at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to aid you locate the best food for your coop.
Chickens are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll eat anything from grain to insects, and even animal items depending upon how little the pieces are. Additionally, they need a varied variety of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally thick.
Chick starter and grower feed- These feeds are packed with calories - particularly from protein - to assist your chicks grow quickly, strengthening their immune systems and improving their total health and wellness. Grower feed is essential for decent weight and quick development for durable, healthy chickens.
Layer feed- Completely balanced for healthy hens laying eggs on a regular basis, layer feed has a various dietary make-up that includes more calcium to stimulate proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed provides well balanced nutrition when you have a mixed flock of chickens. Flock raiser feeds fantastic, general nutrition to all type of poultries without the maximized micronutrient profiles of the other sorts of feed. Simply put, it's just simpler to use and still provides terrific nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries often tend to prefer tiny pellets and crumble to larger pieces of food - they're simply simpler to eat! Crumble is commonly the primary 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 purposes - one, it helps the gizzard break down food appropriately, and 2, it includes additional calcium to your poultry's diet. Calcium is essential for appropriate nutrition regardless, but it's especially 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 very inexpensive and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your poultries if you've got nothing else on hand.
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 knowledge and dedication to raising healthy fowl, you can trust us to provide the best products 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 birds the best food for their needs.