Q. How often and how much should I feed my poultry hens each day?
A. Poultry should always have food available to them and they will eat what they require. If you're trying to minimize feed waste and don't want to put too much food that gets fouled then one idea is to put in a measured amount and then come back after one day and measure what's left. If you put 2kg and 1kg is left, then 1kg of feed is required per day.
I also managed to find this bit of information online. Not sure how accurate it is. "A chicken will typically eat about 400g of commercial feed (mixed grain or pellets) per day (about a double handful per bird)"
Q. Hi, I'm after a chicken feed which is high in omega 3, something with flax seed. Do you have anything like that?
A. The best feed for high omega 3 is Omega Show Poultry Layer Pellets 15kg which is high in omega 3,6 and 9. http://www.petandgarden.com.au/poultry/poultry-foo...
Or another option is to supplement your hen's diet with flax/linseed seed which we also sell. http://www.petandgarden.com.au/poultry/poultry-food/poultry-supplements.html
Q. I'm feeding my poultry organic layer pellets and kitchen scraps. Do I still need to feed them shell grit?
A. Chickens that are fed processed feeds like layer pellets do not need to be fed shell grit. Shell grit is only required for birds that are fed grains of other hard substances. The grit is needed here to help grind up the grains and make it digestible. Also, birds that free range usually pick up the natural grit they need. However, it's still suggested to give your hens some shell grit occasionally just to be on the safe side and for some variety.
Frequently asked Questions:
Q. What sort of timber are your coops made from and what are they treated with? Also wondering where the material is sourced from?
A. These coops are made from Chinese Fir timber (a kind of timber which is plentiful in China) which according to the manufacturer is treated with a water-based eco-friendly lacquer. The answer relates only to the EP-3033, EP-313 and EP-309 coops.
Q. Is there any age restrictions for buying poultry at your store?
A. Apparently, the minimum age for all pets in NSW is 16 years of age except for Dogs and Cats where the minimum age is 18. If you are under 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult to purchase a Pet.
NEW! Brooders for poultry, birds and other animals. Ideal for keeping young chickens, ducks and other poultry warm until they can generate their own body heat. The warm environment of a brooder can also be used to help sick birds and animals recover from illness.
An organic chicken feed with a whole grain ration similar to the old fashioned “Scratch Mix”. Typical ingredients may include wheat, sorghum, barley, triticale, pearl millet, sunflower seed, mung beans and corn. These are mixed without any milling, giving it a "muesli" consistency.
NRG Garlic & Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural antibiotic which is popular for amongst poultry keepers. A rich source of potassium and sodium. Also suitable for other animals. Assists with joint conditions.
Linseed is a popular element of seed mixes especially canary seed, and is often given by breeders as supplement to help keep their birds in peak condition. An excellent supplement for laying poultry to help produce eggs that are rich in omega-3.
A fully automatic & compact incubator suitable for 12 poultry eggs or more smaller eggs. Comes with a transparent side wall for viewing hatching chicks. Flexible egg racks suitable for different sizes of eggs.
A 48 Egg Fully Automatic Incubator with 6-month warranty. Suitable for various types of poultry & bird eggs.
For the control of Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Paralysis Ticks, Spiders, Silverfish, House flies etc in the home or backyard environment. Clean, odourless, non-irritant and non-staining. Less hazardous than other commercially available residual insecticides.
This walk-in coop is the flagship of our range and is packed with features. Offers great protection from the elements with its large weatherproof asphalt roof and treated timber. It's jumbo size makes it ideal for 10 to 12 chickens or up too 15 to 18 free range chooks.
A blend of organic grains which are finely milled and then pressed into a pellet; offering a consistent, nutritionally balanced diet ideal for backyard laying chickens. Has a higher protein level than most standard feeds.
An organic poultry feed developed specifically for chickens whose owners may be affected by, or who wish to avoid, the use of soy. It has been formulated to similar specifications as the standard Layer Mash, but without soy.