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.
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.
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.
An organic chicken feed designed to meet the specific needs of backyard laying birds without the use of animal ingredients such as meat or fish meal. This diet is perfect for those owners who prefer not feeding their chooks any animal material.
Free Range Scratch Mix has been formulated for those who prefer a natural grain based diet to suit all breeds of poultry layers from point of lay. Blends grains and protein pellets together with Molasses oil to enhance palatability and energy density.
Formulated to suit all breeds of layer chickens from day old to 6 - 7 weeks of age. This is a complete feed and no other supplement is required. Also suitable as a duck starter. Contains a natural herbal coccidiostat.
Avigrain Poultry Scratch feed offers a more complete feed as it also includes high protein layer pellets and a base blend of whole and cracked grains. The blend is lightly coated in oils for palatability and increased fat.
Now In Various Sizes! Red Hen Free Range layer by Laucke Feeds is a high energy premium quality poultry breeder and layer food which includes a mixture of whole and rolled grains fortified with vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients and coated with vegetable oil and molasses. Added Linoleic Acid. A medication and meat free diet.
Red Hen Layer by Laucke Feeds is a premium quality poultry food formulated as a blend of grains (whole and rolled) and micro pellets. Contains Linoleic Acid for enhanced egg size and is a medication free diet.
Red Hen Scratch Mix is a mixture of natural grains fortified with calcium and methionine. Calcium is important for bone development and egg shell formation. Methionine is an essential amino acid that will improve growth, egg size and rate of lay.