Healthy poultries lay delicious eggs, and you get healthy poultries from top quality poultry feed. While you can purchase a huge bag of random food down at your local farm resource shop, you will not have any type of concept if it's right for your brood or otherwise.
Finding the appropriate food with the right nutritional balance is vital, but the experts at The Grooming Place Pet Shop in 1713 Main Street are here to aid you find the ideal food for your coop.
Chickens are rather omnivorous and voraciously opportunistic. They'll consume anything from grain to bugs, and even animal products relying on how little the pieces are. Additionally, they require a varied range of nutrients in order to not only lay eggs but lay eggs that are nutritionally dense.
Chick starter and grower feed- These feeds are loaded with calories - specifically from protein - to aid your chicks grow quickly, bolstering their immune systems and enhancing their overall health and wellness. Grower feed is vital for suitable weight and quick growth for durable, healthy poultries.
Layer feed- Completely balanced for healthy chickens laying eggs on a regular basis, layer feed has a different nutritional make-up that includes more calcium to stimulate proper egg creation in newly laying chickens.
Flock raiser- This feed offers well balanced nutrition when you have a mixed flock of chickens. Flock raiser feeds fantastic, general nutrition to all manner of poultries without the enhanced micronutrient profiles of the other kinds of feed. Simply put, it's simply much easier to use and still provides excellent nutrition.
Crumble and pellets- Chickens often tend to favor small pellets and crumble to bigger pieces of food - they're simply easier to consume! Crumble is usually the primary presentation of flock raiser food, as it's simple for chicks and chickens alike to consume and absorb.
Shell grit- Included in layer feed, shell grit has two functions - one, it helps the gizzard break down food effectively, and 2, it adds extra calcium to your poultry's diet. Calcium is required for appropriate nutrition regardless, but it's specifically 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 chickens, it's really low-cost and in a pinch, it can be used to feed your poultries if you've got absolutely nothing else available.
If you've got poultry questions, we've got the solutions- At The Grooming Place Pet Shop, we understand birds. It's our delight to serve the MD area, and with years of knowledge and commitment to raising healthy chicken, you can trust us to provide the very best items 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 best food for their needs.