Healthy chickens lay tasty eggs, and you get healthy chickens from top quality poultry feed. While you can buy a huge bag of random food down at your local farm resource store, you won't have any type of suggestion if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Locating the right food with the proper nutritional balance is crucial, but the specialists at The Grooming Place Pet Shop in 1713 Main Street are here to assist you locate the ideal food for your coop.
Chickens are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll eat anything from grain to insects, and even animal products depending upon how little the pieces are. Additionally, they require a diverse variety 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 healthy protein - to help your chicks grow swiftly, reinforcing their immune systems and enhancing their general health and wellness. Grower feed is important for decent weight and fast development for robust, healthy poultries.
Layer feed- Flawlessly stabilized for healthy chickens laying eggs on a regular basis, layer feed has a various nutritional structure that includes more calcium to promote proper egg creation in newly laying hens.
Flock raiser- This feed supplies well balanced nutrition when you have a combined flock of chickens. Flock raiser feeds wonderful, general nutrition to all manner of poultries without the maximized micronutrient profiles of the other sorts of feed. Simply put, it's simply simpler to use and still provides excellent nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Poultries tend to like small pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're simply easier to consume! Crumble is often the main 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 purposes - one, it helps the gizzard break down food correctly, and two, it adds added calcium to your chicken's diet. Calcium is needed for proper nutrition no matter, but it's particularly essential for egg-laying hens.
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 chickens, it's quite cheap and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your chickens if you've got nothing else accessible.
If you've got chicken questions, we've got the answers- At The Grooming Place Pet Shop, we understand birds. It's our pleasure to serve the MD area, and with years of experience and commitment to raising healthy fowl, you can trust us to give the best products for your flock. Give us a call at (410) 643-8760 or come see us at our store and let us help you feed your birds the excellent food for their requirements.