Healthy poultries lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality poultry feed. While you can buy a large bag of random food down at your neighborhood farm resource shop, you will not have any kind of concept if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Discovering the appropriate food with the right nutritional balance is crucial, but the professionals at Horses & Hounds in 15 Mill Pond Rd are here to assist you find the perfect food for your coop.
Poultries are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll consume anything from grain to insects, and even animal products depending upon how small the pieces are. Additionally, they call for a varied range 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 aid your chicks grow quickly, strengthening their immune systems and boosting their total health and wellness. Grower feed is crucial for good weight and fast development for robust, healthy chickens.
Layer feed- Flawlessly balanced for healthy hens laying eggs on a normal basis, layer feed has a different dietary composition that includes more calcium to encourage proper egg production in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed supplies balanced nutrition when you have a blended flock of chickens. Flock raiser feeds wonderful, basic nutrition to all type of chickens without the maximized micronutrient profiles of the other sorts of feed. Simply put, it's just much easier to use and still provides wonderful nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries tend to favor tiny pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're simply less complicated to consume! Crumble is often the main presentation of flock raiser food, as it's very easy for chicks and poultries alike to consume and digest.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has 2 functions - one, it helps the gizzard break down food effectively, and two, it adds additional calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is necessary for correct nutrition no matter, but it's especially important for egg-laying chickens.
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 chickens, it's considerably low-cost and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got nothing else available.
If you've got chicken questions, we've got the solutions- At Horses & Hounds, we understand birds. It's our pleasure to serve the CT area, and with years of know-how and dedication to raising healthy chicken, you can trust us to provide the very 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 ideal food for their needs.